Funding rise possible for Corinth

By Daily Journal

CORINTH – The Corinth School District expects an increase in state funding for the coming school year.
Superintendent Lee Childress said the district expects to receive $9.841 million, an 8 percent increase from the current year.
The rise in funding resulted partly from the state picking up part of the increase in the retirement contribution that schools begin paying on July 1.
“Even though the legislature did not fully fund it, we fared fairly well for this next year,” said Childress. “However, most of the increase that we got was a result of our increased enrollment.”
The district will see a slight increase in funds for buildings, buses and education improvement programs.
Average daily attendance numbers in October and November are used to determine funding. The district encourages students to make an extra effort not to be absent during those months. Just a 1 percent bump can make a big difference in funding, he said.
The district has seen steady enrollment increases in recent years.