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09/27/2017

THE FAIRMONT AREA SCHOOL BOARD ON TUESDAY APPROVED A PRELIMINARY LEVY FOR 2017 PAYABLE IN 2018 SCHOOL YEAR. SCHOOL DISTRICT FINANCIAL OFFICER SUE NELSON IN PRESENTING THE PROPOSED LEVY AMOUNT OF $5,722,961 IS AN INCREASE OF $323,941 OR 6% OVER THIS YEAR'S AMOUNT.

SUE NELSON WENT ON TO SAY THAT THE INCREASE IN PART DUE TO A COUPLE OF FACTORS- VOLUNTARY PRE-KINDERGARTEN WHICH THE DISTRICT HAS BEEN APPROVED FOR PLUS ROUTINE FACILITY MAINTENANCE DOLLARS.


SUE ADDED THAT FARMERS AND LANDOWNERS SHOULD SEE A REDUCTION IN THE AMOUNT THEY ARE TAXED IN THE DISTRICT DUE TO THE NEW AG CREDIT APPROVED BY THE STATE LEGISLATURE.


SUE NELSON SAID THAT SPRINGSTED, THE COMPANY THE SCHOOL DISTRICT CONSULTS ON OTHER FINANCIAL MATTERS, ESTIMATES THE CREDIT COULD TOTAL 386,000 DOLLARS LESS IN TAXES FOR FARMERS AND LANDOWNERS IN THE SCHOOL DISTRICT THIS YEAR.

THE FAIRMONT AREA SCHOOL BOARD ACCEPTED A DONATION OF FIVE BOXES OF SCHOOL SUPPLIES WITH AN APPROXIMATE VALUE OF $3,400 DOLLARS FOR FAIRMONT ELEMENTARY FROM FAIRMONT 3M THROUGH THEIR SUPPLIES FOR SCHOOLS PROGRAM.


ROD HALVORSEN
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