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Okawville School Board Holds Levy Hearing And Regular Monthly Meeting

Okawville School Board Holds Levy Hearing And Regular Monthly Meeting

By Alex Johannes

The West Washington County Community School District #10 Board of Education met for their levy hearing and regular monthly meeting on the evening of December 21, 2017.

Levy Hearing

During the levy hearing, the board reviewed the discussed levy which totals $3,032,581 and does not include the levy of the bonds.
The bond payments total $518,363.
This is a nine-percent increase from last year.
Last year’s CPI rate was at 2.1 percent last year and this year’s rate is expected to average 2.5 percent.

Regular Meeting

During the regular meeting, the board adopted the levy which was reviewed by the board at their levy hearing, help prior to the regular meeting.
The board held the second reading of the revision policies changes or additions
The change to the Home and Hospital Instruction would allow a physician’s assistant to administer schoolwork for students who have an extended stay in the hospital or are homebound.
The next policy change regards the Student Record Act which states that student records can be sent to the parent(s), if requested, within 10 business days.
The previous policy stated that parents would receive student records within 15 business days.
In the Principal’s Report, High School principal Keith Senior stated that the semester is coming to an end, with the presence of exams and ongoing basketball season.
In the Superintendent’s Report, Superintendent Scott Fuhrhop stated that the repairs due to a flooding water heater in the band room are underway.
Fuhrhop also stated that this has been a “busy month” and provided outstanding remarks to both the grade school and high school for their work in their Christmas concerts.
As of now, there has not been a statement from Fuhrhop about the results of closed session.

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