The money will go toward employees, Kohl said.
"In my conversation with the compensation committee it's always been that that's really part of the compensation package, he said. "It's a refund on the insurance premiums, so, rationally, that's where it needs to go."
The district does not get an insurance refund every year, but when received, the return is used for salaries, Kohl said.
"Last year, we were able to take those funds and add
Not in the mail, the
"I do have the check with me," Russell said at the last school board meeting. "We get money back from
The refund is substantial, board
"I'm just stunned," he said .
Russell said district wellness efforts lead to better health and fewer claims.
"We're starting to see for the last couple of years the changes that are coming along with this, and you're seeing people who are healthier and doing more activities, which is ... helping us give money back to the district," Russell said. "We love doing this. ... Don't spend it all in one place."
"We can certainly use it," Collins said.
The district has received the maximum refund in three of the last four years, with the total refunded amount being about
"We've had this in play for quite a while and ... you can start seeing the results that are happening with a good school district and health initiatives," he said. "Kudos to you guys for putting those in play to help yourselves."
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