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Henderson sending marijuana money to schools

Posted at 11:14 PM, May 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-10 11:11:47-04

The Henderson city council is set to vote on a plan to send $148,000 to 10 schools.

It is all part of a move late last year which set aside 30 percent of license fees collected from licensed recreational marijuana businesses.

It is important to note, the business license fees are different from the sales tax on recreational marijuana that is managed by the state.

The tax money was set aside in an account with the goal of funding programs and initiatives student outcomes in the city's public schools. 

The  Henderson Community Education Advisory Board has identified 14 projects at 10 public schools as ideal ways to use the $140,000 collected so far.

The largest of those projects listed is a "Intervention Learning Specialist/1 Teacher to service K-5" at J. & R. Smalley Elementary School.  The listed cost of that move is at $40,000.

Other projects include buying Chromebooks for various schools and licenses for software at others.

You can see the full list of projects here.

The move is recommended for approval by the Henderson City Council on Tuesday.