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R-6 Board Sets 2014-2015 Tax Levy

The Pleasant View R-6 Board of Education conducted its annual tax rate hearing followed by a regular meeting on Tuesday night.
The board reviewed the 2014 assessed valuation provided from the county clerks of Grundy and Livingston counties. The district saw an increase of approximately $98,000 in the assessed valuation, bringing the total to $8,463,496. Of this amount, nearly $1 million is shown in commercial property for Wright Memorial Physicians

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Area School Boards Set 2014-2015 Tax Rates

Tax levies were set at the Grundy R-5, Newtown-Harris and Princeton R-5 school board meetings held this week.
Grundy R-5
Superintendent Rob Deaver said the board set the 2014-2015 tax rate following a public hearing Tuesday evening. The levy was set at $5.9207 on the $100 assessed valuation. Last year’s rate was $5.8985 and it was noted that the district’s assessed valuation has fallen $660,581 from 2013, down to $11,681,682.

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Laredo Board Sets Levy, Hires Paraprofessional

Laredo R-7 School Board members took care of several items related to the start of the 2014-2015 school year during a meeting held Monday evening at which they also set the new tax rate.
Following a public hearing, the board set the tax rate at the allowable $5.8782, which includes $4.4782 plus the voter approved additional $1.40 levy increase.
According to information provided by Superintendent Phil Fox, board members approved

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Tri-County Board Hires Music Teacher

A music teacher was hired and employee health insurance was approved during a meeting of the Tri-County R-7 board of education held Thursday evening in Jamesport.
According to information provided by Superintendent David Probasco, the board held an executive session after which they voted to offer a teaching contract to Teresa Quigley for a part-time music position for the 2014-2015 school.
The board approved changing the health insurance providers from

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Princeton Board Plans Meeting For Monday

The Princeton R-5 Board of Education will meet in regular session on Monday evening. The meeting will begin with the tax rate hearing in the school library at 5:45 p.m., followed by the regular meeting at 6 p.m.
In addition to setting the 2014-2015 tax rate, items on the announced agenda include approval of the consent agenda, announcements concerning the start of school, board meetings and the activity calendar, a

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Newtown-Harris Board Sets Lunch Prices

The Newtown-Harris Board of Education met Monday evening, setting lunch prices for the 2014-2015 school year and setting the tax rate hearing date.
Superintendent Bryan Copple said board members set the lunch prices for 2014-2015 at 10 cents higher than last year as required by USDA. Elementary lunch will be $1.85, while high school lunch will be $2. Breakfast and milk prices will remain the same as last year.
The

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Laredo Board Combines Grade Levels

The Laredo R-7 Board of Education voted to combine two class levels and set the date for its tax hearing during a meeting held Monday.
According to Superintendent Phil Fox, the board voted, following an executive session to discuss personnel, to combine the first and second grades for the 2014-2015 school year and to hire a full-time paraprofessional for that classroom.
Board members also approved the student and faculty handbooks

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Tri-County Boards Accept Bids, Raise Lunch Prices

The Tri-County Board of Education met Thursday, accepting bids and increasing lunch prices.
According to information provided by Superintendent David Probasco, the board accepted bids from Anderson Erickson for milk for the 2014-2015 school year, accepted bids from MFA and Landes Oil for gas and diesel and accepted a bid for natural gas from Summit Natural Gas. The bread bid was awarded to Jamesport Grocery and a bid for cleaning

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Laredo R-7 Board Agenda

The Laredo R-7 Board of Education will meet in regular session at 6 p.m. Monday at the school.
Items on the announced agenda include setting the date for the tax rate hearing, 2014-2015 student/faculty handbook review and approval, MSBA policy updates, a budget review, superintendent evaluation procedure, Annual Secretary of the Board Report, maintenance update, bus update, on-site financial audit and the board/staff picnic. An executive session to discuss personnel

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