Early this school year Altamont Unit 10 officials noticed a high number of students failing. With just under 60 students at the high school failing a class at one time, the Altamont Board of Education set a goal of reducing the number of students failing a class to 8% by the end of the semester. The Board was updated on the progress of this goal at their meeting earlier this week. Grades have seen a big improvement in the months since the goal was set, with the failure rate at the high school now at 9%, just three students away from the goal.
The Board also learned that the District has been approved for its requested allocations, which will allow the installation of a new fiber-optic between the high school and grade school. This will also reimburse the district fro all new backbone wiring at the grade school. The total E-rate funding was $81,081. The District’s portion of cost for this work was just $2,044.
A new tax levy was also approved at the meeting. The Board approved an increase of 11.2% to last year’s levy.