The Fairmont School Board on Tuesday heard from Jamie Fay of EideBailly who was present to give a summary of the 2017-2018 audit report for the district. Fay said the district has received a clean unmodified audit and is in great shape financially.

Highlights of the audit include the unassigned fund balance, which is currently at $3.55 million, which is more than two months of the district’s operating expenses, and funds set aside for different programs, including $168,000 for vocational programs, $200,000 for fine arts, $600,000 for Saturday, summer and evening classes, and $943,000 for classroom technology..

Jim Buss, a sixth-grade teacher at Fairmont Elementary School, was present to talk to the board about the school’s student safety patrol. Some sixth-grade students who participate on the safety patrol also attended the meeting

A number of people involved with this year’s fall musical, “Annie,” were at the meeting to talk about the upcoming show. Several of the show’s main characters were present to introduce themselves to the board. More than 100 students auditioned and all were cast, with an additional 30 students in the pit and 15 in the crew.

The board accepted several donations including:

Amy Nelson from CFS of Welcome presented a check worth $2,250 to the school from the sale of soybeans planted on the Mayo property. The money will be going to the school’s FFA program.

Fairmont 3M donated NAEIR merchandise totaling $4,400 for the Fairmont elementary and high schools.

AGCO donated $750 worth of materials for the high school robotics program.

DonorsChoose provided funding to purchase STEM materials worth $282 for the first-grade students at Fairmont Elementary School.

Grace Lutheran Church Missions donated $1,000 to CER in support of the Martin County Literacy Council.

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