User Login    
 + Register
News : Trenton R-9 Board Of Education Adopts Higher Tax Levy
Posted by Randy on 2014/8/13 4:23:13 (350 reads) News by the same author

The Trenton R-9 board of education yesterday adopted a tax levy that is seven cents higher than last year.
Click to see original Image in a new window

The assessed valuation in the school district is down by over one point three million contributing to some two thousand dollars less in local tax revenues.

The new levy will be just over four dollars 33 cents (4.3336) on 100 dollars of assessed valuation. While that's up, it's the second lowest for Trenton R-9 in the past ten years. Assessed valuation is 74 million, 217 thousand. Local revenue is projected at three million 216 thousand dollars. The annual secretary of the board report was approved-- showing a 35 percent fund balance, two tenths of a point more than last year. That percentage has varied less than two percent since 2010. June 30th fund balance, or the reserve, tops three and a half million dollars. ($3,533,652)

On a split vote of five to two, the board accepted a proposal from Ag Instructor Kabel Oaks to proceed with a laboratory to be associated with the food science and technology course. Purchase of equipment, construction work, and other upgrades of an old industrial arts building is projected to cost 55 thousand dollars. The Metcalf Acres Ag Club account has nearly 27 thousand dollars. Over ten thousand ($10,397) is sought in a matching grant from DESE. That leaves 18 thousand to be born by the district.

In favor were Kevin Bailey, J-D Pash, Martha Roberts, Jenny Croy, and Doug Franklin. Opposed were George Moore and Brandon Gibler.

Carrie Roeder resigned as a special education para-professional.

Among other action, early graduation at the end of the first semester (December) was approved for two seniors Alexis Hagan and Katie Klasse; May 17th was chosen for the THS graduation; 278 dollars of interest money earned by two funds will be released to the Jewett Norris Library; and approval was given to an updated conflict of interest and financial disclosure policy.

Reports were given by Kris Ockenfels on summer projects; by Taya Ray on the I-pads initiative; and by Becky Albrecht on the comprehensive school improvement plan that was developed by a committee and adopted by the board in 2012.

She described progress in meeting the goals as “ahead of schedule” with consideration to be given next year on developing another set of goals, identifying strengths and concerns, objectives and strategies, on the next multi-year plan.

Mrs. Albrecht also presented Trenton R-9's annual performance report which she described as showing great improvement – the newest rating is a 95; compared to a score of 80 last year. Regarding the standards, Trenton overall had 100 on graduation;98 on academics; 95 on attendance; 90 on college and career readiness; and an 82 with
the sub-groups. Progress has been shown in each of the buildings: Trenton middle schools' score was 97; Trenton high school 86; and the Rissler elementary with an 84.

Mrs. Albrecht said as a district, English Language Arts is the subject of most concern;and Math is the subject of highest performance.

The R-9 board also met in executive session for personnel and a student issue.

Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend Create a PDF from the article

Other articles
2015/11/27 6:40:00 - Minnesota Hunter Bags Unicorn Buck
2015/11/27 4:20:00 - Homeless Man Beaten Outside Gas Station In April Dies
2015/11/27 4:15:06 - What Happened When I Took My Spoiled Kid To A Homeless Shelter
2015/11/27 4:03:23 - Dentists Recount Strangest Things Found In Patients' Mouths
2015/11/27 4:00:00 - Planned Parenthood Considering All Legal Options To Continue Abortions At Columbia Clinic
2015/11/27 3:53:22 - November Firearms Deer Season Ends With Harvest Of 189,938
2015/11/25 14:20:00 - Police Seek Help Finding Grain Valley Fugitive
2015/11/25 12:30:05 - 11 Earthquakes Strike SE Missouri Overnight
2015/11/25 12:00:00 - Trenton Woman, Rescued In Monday Fire, Passes Away In Hospital
2015/11/25 11:14:43 - Mizzou Women Beat SIUE 75-46, Move to 5-0
2015/11/25 10:57:47 - Northwestern Holds Off Missouri 67-62 In CBE Classic
2015/11/25 10:50:00 - Lady Bulldogs Ride Richman's 22 Points To First Win Of Season
2015/11/25 10:36:32 - Gilman City Girls Open With Road Win Against Osborn
2015/11/25 10:26:54 - Chillicothe Routs Penney In Girls Season Opener
2015/11/25 10:20:00 - Princeton Splits Season Openers At North Harrison
2015/11/25 9:30:00 - Trenton Goes Overtime In Season-Opening Win Over East Buchanan
2015/11/25 8:56:26 - Mizzou Facing Image Crisis After Racial Issues, Upheaval
2015/11/25 8:26:05 - Two Charged With Murder After Man Found Dead Near Branson
2015/11/25 7:35:35 - North Central Missouri College Board of Trustees Meeting Report
2015/11/25 6:38:42 - Cameron Regional Medical Center Announces Awards Scholarships
2015/11/25 6:29:52 - 37th Annual Eagle Days at Squaw Creek Refuge To Be Held Dec. 5 & 6
2015/11/25 6:10:00 - Grundy County To Receive New Voting Equipment
2015/11/25 5:46:26 - Woman Identified In Monday Fire
2015/11/25 5:37:58 - Two Teens Injured, One Arrested In Accident Near Milan
2015/11/25 4:21:31 - Authorities Identify Victims, Alleged Shooter In Moberly Area Murder-Suicide
2015/11/25 4:18:02 - Grandfather Who Let 8-Year-Old Drive In Fatal Crash Had DUI, Drug History
2015/11/25 4:08:39 - A Rainy Thanksgiving And Potentially Slick Black Friday Morning For Missouri
2015/11/25 3:57:16 - Livingston County Sheriff Investigation Results In Conviction
2015/11/25 3:49:18 - I-29 Traffic Stop Nets 60 Pounds Of Marijuana
2015/11/24 15:28:17 - NCMC Men Fall To .500 With Hard Fought Road Loss

Bookmark this article at these sites


Listen to KTTN-FM