The tax rate for patrons of the Exira-Elk Horn Kimballton School District is being lowered for the 2015-16 Fiscal Year. Superintendent Dean Schnoes told KJAN News the levy will decrease about 70-cents per thousand dollars of taxable valuation.
Schnoes said the rate will decrease from about 13-dollars, to $12.31/per thousand. The change, which becomes effective July 1st, followed Monday night’s school board meeting on the 2015-16 budget, during which there were no objections from the public. The budget, according to Schnoes amounts to between 8-and 9-million dollars. (The exact figure wasn’t immediately available)
Schnoes said the Exira-EHK School Board also agreed to continue discussions with the Audubon Community School District, on sharing a wrestling program next year. He said they’d like to get to a point where they can field all the weight classes. Schnoes said it’s important to keep wrestling alive in both districts.
In other business, the board approved the resignations of 4th grade teacher Kara Wilson, who is moving to another district closer to home, and head volleyball coach Connie Wyatt. The Board also approved their assessment goals for kids next year, as well.