Each year, the state gives Trustland monies to schools based on
enrollment. This funding is different from normal school funding.
Trustland funding must be used for the school's greatest academic
need. As a school community council, we felt our greatest academic
need is reading. One of the rules to receive this funding is to report
to parents what we have spent the funds on. We have used the majority
of the funding to hire five reading aides to work with students who
are reading below grade level. The rest of the funds have been used to
support kindergarten preview, technology/computer software, and
leveled library books. Through the efforts of our teachers and reading
aides, fifty-nine students who started below grade level were on grade
level by the end of the year.