At its April meeting, the Up-Island Regional School Committee voted to use recently received impact aid totaling $12,743 to reduce the assessment of the member town of Aquinnah.

Because tribal housing is in Aquinnah, the committee decided that that town should reap the benefit from the district’s receipt of the aid. The Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) is based in that town.

Over the past three years, school business administrator Amy Tierney worked with individuals from Aquinnah and from the tribal housing authority to complete the complicated federal application process for the aid.