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South Central School Board Discusses Upcoming 2013-2014 Tax Levy

By Will Doolin, WJBD News

The South Central School Board discussed the tentative tax levy for the 2013-14 school year at Monday night's Board meeting. Superintendent Rick Batchelor informed the Board the total levy is for $1.8 million with a tax rate at 3.7883-percent.  Batchelor says this is a reduction from last year's rate.  The decrease is due to a bond the district paid off.  

The tax levy will not exceed the 105% requirement of last year's extension.  The district is not required to have a truth and taxation hearing.  The tax levy must be on display for 30 days and will be approved at the December 19th Board meeting.

The Board renewed the Holiday waiver for Lincoln's Birthday and Casimir Pulaski Day.  The Holiday waiver allows the district to attend school on certain holidays.  The board approved the Per Capita Library Grant.  The district usually receives about $500 a year for the grant, which the district received last year's grant last week.  

In other Board action, the Board approved the annual statement of affairs document for publication.  The Board approved the first reading of several board policy updates and the second reading of policy for facility use.  The Board approved the consent agenda consisting of minutes, bills and payroll, and the treasurer's report. 

In personnel action, the Board appointed Audrey Matheny as the Middle School assistant girls' basketball coach, Lucas Krutsinger as the Middle School assistant track coach, Erica Fox as the Middle School yearbook sponsor, Derick Vincent as the Middle School Scholar bowl coach, and Alexis Phillips and Kyle Lapington as volunteer coaches for the High School.  The Board also approved leaves of absence for Christy Welch, Brenda Mount, Sherry Viera and Wendy Reid.

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