The Laredo Board of Education has approved the wording for a proposal on the April ballot to continue an existing special property tax levy.
That levy is $1.40 cents on the $100 of assessed valuation.
The levy was approved 10 years ago and renewed 5 years later. It requires renewal every 5 years to keep it in effect. The levy expires at the end of this year unless it's renewed.
The special levy is used by the Laredo District for general purposes and maintenance.
In other action, the Laredo Board approved the renewal of general liability and workman's compensation insurance through Missouri United School Insurance Council. The annual premium of $10,400 is down 20% from this year.
The Board approved an audit for last school year performed by Certified Public Accountant, Scott Stephens of Chillicothe. No concerns were expressed.
In still other action, the Laredo Board approved a student-led voluntary Bible study, a Student Council dance January 31st, and having a salad bar 1 day a week pending a
The Laredo Board approved taking district students to Chillicothe to see a movie for Christmas the morning of December 20th. Afterwards, the students will return to the school, have lunch, and be dismissed at noon for the start of the Christmas break.
Persons wishing to file as candidates for the Laredo Board of Education election, April 8th, may do so December 17th through January 21st during school office hours. The office will be closed from December 20th at 1 o'clock until the morning of January 6th at 8 o'clock. The office will remain open until 5 o'clock the afternoon of January 21st.
There are 3, three year terms to fill on the Laredo Board of Education in April. The positions currently are held by Jim Marsh, Jason Meeker, and Stephen Lowrey.