The New Ulm District 88 School Board on Monday agreed to hire 2 new elementary school teachers after learning that the district will be receiving “State Literacy Aid” this school year. Superintendent Harold Remme says that the funding was a new aid category approved by the Legislature last session, and District 88 will be receiving over $112,000 based on the test results of 3rd and 4th-graders. Remme says the amount of aid dollars varies by school district based on student scores. The 2 new District 88 teachers will focus on reading and math, and will likely “float” among classrooms, assisting students who need help as well as providing some general student assistance. In other business Monday, the school board approved the hiring of Nan Huffman as district mental health coordinator, subject to her release from the River Bend Education District. The licensed social worker was one of two candidates interviewed for the position following the resignation of Lori Aaron-Brass this past August.
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