The Mars Area School Board plans to go along with whatever plan is chosen by other districts to divide funds left over from the closing of the Clarence Brown School.
According to district solicitor Tom King, a total of $86,000 remains after closing the former regional special needs school and selling the property earlier this year.
No one can remember the financial contributions made by Mars, Seneca Valley, South Butler, Moniteau, and Karns City when the partnership for the school was formed 60 years ago. Seneca Valley has used a formula in order to arrive at a proposal that they would get 41 percent of the funds due to putting forward a larger share of recent capital projects. The remaining money would either be distributed equally between the other four districts or that formula would be used again to determine the remaining split. King says either option would be fair.
The other three districts will vote on the proposal later this month so that remaining funds can be distributed and accounts closed.
Written By: Ryan Saeler for the Butler Radio Network