The meeting started off with the approval of the budget for the fiscal year of 2009-2010. Like most schools our budget is less than it has been, but it is workable. We did raise the local option budget by 2.6 mills which means that if your home is worth $100,000 your taxes will raise $28 next year. A home valued at $65,000 will see an increase of $18 for the year.
The board then approved EMC to be our insurance carrier for the next school year. We are fortunate to have an agent in town that carries this insurance, since the recent school disasters more and more companies are choosing not to insure schools. We also accepted Hiland's bid to provide milk for the district for the 2009-10 school year. We also will join the KASB Legal Fund this was one of our original cutbacks but as the start of school gets closer my feet got cold in regard to not having their advice available to us. We will be doing a policy review with KASB on August 28, 2009. Hazel Wood was hired as our Pre-School teacher.
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