Centre valuation rises by $1 million
Assessed value of property in the Centre school district increased $1.1 million, Superintendent Brian Smith told the school board Friday.
The board approved publication of a 2013-14 budget calling for a 2.4 percent increase in the district’s tax rate to 43 mills. Total teacher salaries will rise from $598,473 to $615,000.
Smith reported that 125 to 150 students are expected to enroll in the Kansas Online Learning Program. The self-supporting program is budgeted for expenditures of $587,000.
President Mark Heiser and member Jeff Bina questioned the need for budgeting $22,000 in outside technical support when the district has a full-time technical assistant. Smith said he would look into it. Outside support expenditures in 2012-13 were $14,000.
In other actions, the board:
- Approved purchase of 18 computers for the elementary school and two for central office staff for $4,018.
- Hired Jill Brunner as school counselor, Selena Diepenbrock as teachers’ aide, and Jennifer Miller and Carrie Smith as cheerleader co-sponsors.
- Approved increasing the cheer squad to eight members.