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School board rejects meals tax request

That amounts to an increase of $123 to the average tax bill. She said many students aren't happy with changes they've seen at their school this year, including changes to concurrent enrollment programs.

"We were going to look at another one (bus vendor, ) but we went back and discussed it with Mr. (Jeff) Little and also with the mechanics and asked how comfortable they were using International", Polk School District Superintendent Laurie Atkins said. He said the council received the school budget too late to be able to make adjustments.

Under his leadership, E.D. Nixon became what's known as a 90/90/90 school, meaning 90 percent of students were scoring in the top 10 percent of state and national assessments despite 90 percent of students belonging to ethnic minorities and 90 percent of students qualifying for free or reduced lunches.

Superintendent Erica Kludt-Painter will not be attending the school board meeting because she's in Juneau for the Legislative Fly-In for Superintendents. Fletcher proposed to cut the increase by $253,000 more and have taxpayers pay $300,000. "I had one person come up to me and tell me that Lawrence Public Schools used to be the best school district in Kansas". The program is part of Florida's School Safety Act, the measure passed in the wake of the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on February 14th.

Among the three appointed members, Laura Runyeon, who is the board vice president, has said she plans to step down at the end of her term.

Board of Education Chair Lance Mizumoto greets board member Hubert Minn. file

In March 2017, the governing board of Mountain View Core Knowledge School, a charter school, approved a four-day schedule. The process included a survey and community forums to solicit input from parents, students, staff, and residents about the qualities most important in a superintendent. "I think schools should build schools and the city should build city buildings".

However, board member Owen Hinkle Jr. disagreed with Grace and said the board already gave up its say in the building when it sold in 2013.

It includes small additions and large-scale renovations for the rest of the schools in the district.

Parmigian said the special funds are needed to offset the loss of property taxes to B-C-S caused by the devaluation of the Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Plant - about $4.6 million a year - roughly one-fourth of the district's operating budget.

The amendment to cut $72,000 from the original proposal then was approved. Of that overage, $1.5 million is for operational expenses and $1.2 is for the high school debt service. Grace and board member June Glover voted against it.

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