Kodiak Daily Mirror - KIBSD signs off on audit
  
KIBSD signs off on audit
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The Kodiak Island Borough school board formally signed off on the school district's 2012 audit during a fast-paced meeting Monday night.

The meeting included a performance from the Kodiak High School chamber orchestra and a presentation on the status of the small wind turbine installed next to the school district offices this fall.

The audit, discussed at a school board work session earlier this month, found no significant financial problems with the district's $50 million budget and was approved unanimously without incident.

In other business, career and technical education coordinator Barry Altenhof said the small-scale wind turbine installed next to the school district offices has produced 11 kilowatt/hours since it was installed Oct. 24. While the turbine is only expected to generate about $728 per year in electricity, its primary use is a teaching tool, Altenhof said. Students were the lead workers in the turbine's erection, and teachers have been trained to incorporate measurements from the turbine in classroom lessons.

The school board also:

• approved the district's fiscal year 2012 encumbrance reserves;

• recognized Lisa Robustellini of Port Lions and Weng Racan of Kodiak Middle School as volunteers of the month;

• received the October 2012 financial report;

• and approved a $189,747 grant application requiring a $31,595 district match.

The school board meets Jan. 7 for a regular work session. Its next regular meeting is Jan. 21.

Contact the Mirror at editor@kodiakdailymirror.com.

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