Trenton R-9 Board of Education approves several items on agenda

Trenton R-9 School District

Several items were routinely approved during a meeting last evening of the Trenton R-9 Board of Education. It began with approval of a new tax levy of just over four dollars 27 cents (4.2754) on the 100 dollars of assessed valuation.

That’s a fraction of the penny from last years’ rate. The annual Secretary of the board report shows a June 30, 2016, fund balance topping five million 78 thousand dollars.

That’s down 125 thousand from a year ago. By percentage it’s 32.9 percent (32.88%) – own from nearly 33 point two percent (33.18%) one year ago July 1, 2015.

Early graduation at the end of the first semester was approved for five THS students Dalton Berry, Chris Brown, Dani Buckner, Hannah Frazier, and Brennah Johnson. Each will be allowed to take part in graduation ceremonies and prom.

Trenton R-9’s graduation was set for May 14, 2017, at 2 pm at the Ketcham Center.

A 70 dollar payment was approved to Jewett Norris Library representing interest earned on two funds the school district is the steward of. Bids are due on September 8th for bank depository services.

The board accepted a gift of three acres (3.11) of land owned by Citizens Bank and Trust but doesn’t want. It’s behind the R-9 maintenance building.

Non-resident R-9 tuition was renewed at 61 hundred 31 dollars per year per student.

R-9 special education compliance plan was re-adopted using a model from Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

All seven members of the school board attended the meeting.

Following an executive session, they toured summer maintenance projects of the Trenton R-9 School District.