Concordia School Board sets levy during special meeting

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

The Concordia Board of Education met in special session Thursday, Aug. 23.
During the session, the board entered into a public hearing on the proposed tax levy for the district. Each year, according to Missouri statutes, a public hearing must be held at which citizens may be heard concerning the property tax rates proposed to be set by the district. The tax rates are set for the purpose of producing the budget revenues for the next fiscal year, in this case the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2018. The tax rate ceiling is monitored by the Missouri State Auditorís office.
Superintendent Brent Cooper presented to the board the purposed tax adjustment as prepared by his office and approved by the state auditorís office. Following discussion, a motion was made and carried unanimously to set the adjusted tax rate of $4.4174 on the $100 assessed valuation. The levy is to be broken down by funds as follows: Operating $4.0087; Teachers $0.00; Debt Service $.04087; Capital Projects $0.00, for a total tax rate of $4.4174 on the $100 assessed valuation.
The board then adjourned out of the public hearing and back into the special session.
The board heard a recommendation from Cooper about Superintendent Goals for the coming school year. Cooper reviewed the goals he had been assigned last year. He then suggested a recommendation this year of updating the districtís emergency procedures and crisis plan. His recommendation, he stated, was based on the premise that the district has had many changes to facilities and safety procedures over the past few years.
The recommendation was approved unanimously.
The board went into closed session for personnel matters. During the closed session, the board voted to employ Brandon Rittmiller as freshman sponsor for the upcoming school year.

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