The Turkey Valley School Board approved an increase in its allowable growth last week.

The $76,479 increase will cover the cost of students in the Turkey Valley District who open enrolled into another school district and will not increase the District's property tax rate.

The majority of those students were already attending school in another district when their families moved into the Turkey Valley School District, according to Turkey Valley Superintendent Chris Hoover.

In other business, Hoover reported the District's certified enrollment for the current school year is 381 students, down from 388 last year.

The Board also heard a report from Cahoy Well and Pump Service representatives. The Fredericksburg firm recommended running a camera down the well to find out why the well's volume has been reduced. Afterward, the well will be acidized to help break up a rock formation.

The Board approved an increase in the price of school lunches effective in January. For pre-kindergarten through fifth grade, lunch will cost $2 and for students in grades 6-12, the lunch price will be $2.25.

In other matters, the Board heard a presentation from Kyle Fencl of Fencl Oil and LP Co. on the advantage of propane-fueled buses.

Hoover also reported he is applying for a rebate through the Environmental Protection Agency to help pay for the cost of purchasing a new school bus and retiring an old one. Once the outcome of the application is known, the Board will discuss purchasing a new bus and/or van.