Saturday, January 23, 2016

East Newton Board approves ballot language for bond issue proposal

(From the East Newton R-6 School District)

As part of the continued efforts in keeping the patrons informed, the East Newton R-VI Schools administration will provide monthly information concerning Board meetings.

A recap of the January, 2016 regular meetings is as follows:

Recognitions: Patriot Pride Award – Dillin Gallemore, student at Triway and J.P. Judd.

Public Comments: None

The Board approved the Consent Agenda, including the previous month Board minute and monthly bills, Substitute teacher list.

Program Evaluations: Food Service program, Guidance, and Special Education.


CTEC Presentation, Financial Report, Enrollment, Student Education Records

Enrollment & Attendance for the end of December. Enrollment was 1,361 K-12. Triway campus with 3774, Granby campus with 513, and the High School with 471. Overall attendance percentage was 94.6

Under Old Business, the Board approved language to be used for the “no tax increase” bond issue to be voted on during the April 5, 2016 election.

In respect to New Business, the Board approved lawn mowing services to remain with All American Lawn Care. In final action the Board approved a P.A.T. services agreement with Diamond School District for the remainder of the year.

The Board then went into Executive Session pursuant to RSMo. 610.021: Paragraph 3 Employees

The next regular meeting is scheduled for Thursday February 18 at 7:00 p.m. at Central Office. Prior to the regular meeting the Board will hold the annual Calendar Hearing at 6:45.

The ballot language for the bond issue proposal is printed below:

East Newton R-VI School District
No Tax Increase Bond Issue

(Keep Improving District Schools)

Shall the Board of Education of the East Newton County R-VI School District, Missouri, without an estimated increase in the current debt service property tax levy, borrow money in the amount of Four Million Dollars ($4,000,000) for the purpose of providing funds to complete safety and security upgrades including security cameras at the Granby and Triway locations, access control systems at Granby and the High School, exterior door replacements, and updated fire alarm systems; to construct covered walkways at Granby and Triway; to replace some roofs, windows, and flooring throughout District facilities; to replace HVAC systems; high school bus barn improvements; expanding the AG facility to include an animal science area including large and small animals; and to the extent funds are available, to complete other remodeling and repair improvements to all three campuses of the District; and issue bonds for the payment thereof? If this proposition is approved, the adjusted debt service levy of the School District is estimated to remain unchanged at $0.4691 per one hundred dollars of assessed valuation of real and personal property.

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