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District U-46 approves variety or expense items
By Seth Hancock
Originally promised to be funded solely by fundraising efforts, School District U-46 remains the largest funder of the Alignment Collaborative for Education (ACE).
The Board of Education unanimously approved a $51,000 renewal in funds to ACE at its meeting on Monday, Jan. 11. U-46 represents 24 percent of ACE’s funding, the largest funds from any one entity, while other taxpayers’ funds have been donated from municipal governments.
The proposal states that ACE’s operating budget is $227,000 with a majority going towards two full-time employees. ACE’s revenue last year was $230,000 and it has secured $127,625 so far this year.
ACE, comprised of business and government entities with a stated purpose to serve U-46, was founded in 2013 under former Superintendent Jose Torres. In 2016, Superintendent Tony Sanders said ACE “is all paid for through fundraising” with the exception of a “portion to kick it off.”
Also unanimously approved was $143,801 in expenditures over two operation and maintenance fund projects as well as $15.1 million in itemized bills.
The projects included $114,800 to BP&T Construction for the third phase of a painting project at Streamwood High School as well as $31,001 to Vertigo for a lift line replacement and re-termination project at South Elgin High School regarding a counterweight rigging system in the school’s auditorium.