North Mercer Board of Education approves property tax levy

North Mercer Board of Education accepts four resignations, adds baseball for 2017

The North Mercer Board of Education has set the district’s property tax levy at nearly $3.97 on the one hundred dollars of assessed valuation, which is nearly sixteen cents lower than last year.

The assessed valuation in the North Mercer district is up by more than $2,000,000 compared to last year, with this year’s assessed valuation topping $17,000,000.

The board set the tuition rate for the upcoming school year at $3,000, however, current tuition for students will remain at the rate when they enrolled. Since 2012 the rate has been $500.00 per semester or $1,000 per year.

The board updated the teacher resignation policy to include penalties for leaving the district after signing a contract. Those penalties are $2,500 after July 1st, and $5,000 after August 1st, with increasing amounts of $1,000 a day after August 10th. The policy takes effect on Friday, August 12.

The board employed Terry Bomgarner of Mercer as a half-time high school secretary, Jamie Nelson of Princeton as a paraprofessional, and Deb Moore of Mercer as a salad bar attendant.

Bids were accepted from Anderson-Erickson to provide milk and juice as well as from Bimbo Bakery of Kansas City for bread products.

Classes begin August 17th at North Mercer.