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12/13/2017

THE FAIRMONT AREA SCHOOL BOARD APPROVED LOCAL PROPERTY TAX LEVY OF 5.72 MILLION DOLLARS PAYABLE IN 2018, AN INCREASE OF 6 PERCENT. BUT WITH THE PASSAGE OF THE AG LAND TAX CREDIT BY THE STATE, THE LEVY WILL ACTUALLY BE LOWERED BY .7 PERCENT OR APPROXIMATELY 360,000 DOLLARS ACCORDING TO FAIRMONT AREA SCHOOLS SUPERINTENDENT JOE BROWN.

BROWN SAID OVER THE LAST FIVE YEARS THE AVERAGE LEVY HAS GONE UP JUST ONE HALF OF ONE PERCENT IN THE FAIRMONT SCHOOL DISTRICT.

THE 2017-18 BUDGET SHOWS REVENUES AT 24.5 MILLION AND EXPENDITURES AT 25.38 MILLION, A DIFFERENCE OF 873,208 DOLLARS.

DURING THE REGULAR MEETING THE BOARD APPROVED THE WORLD'S BEST WORKFORCE SUMMARY REPORT FOR 2016-17. FIVE MAIN FOCUS AREAS IN THE REPORT ARE: SCHOOL READINESS, THIRD GRADE LITERACY, CLOSING THE ACHIEVEMENT GAP, MAKING SURE ALL STUDENTS ARE COLLEGE OR CAREER READY AND MAKING SURE ALL STUDENTS GRADUATE.

THE BOARD APPROVED THE THE PRINCIPALS CONTRACT IN THE DISTRICT FOR 2017-19. THE AGREEMENT INCLUDES A HEALTH/HOSPITALIZATION CONTRIBUTION INCREASED FROM 21,000 TO 21,600 DOLLARS FOR 2017-18 AND 2018-19. WAGE AND FRINGE INCREASES ARE 3.63 PERCENT FOR 2017-18 AND 3.03 PERCENT FOR 2018-19.

THE FAIRMONT AREA SCHOOL BOARD ACCEPTED DONATIONS OF 3,435 DOLLARS FROM CENTRAL FARM SERVICE TO THE HIGH SCHOOL AG ACADEMY FROM PROFITS GAINED BY THE CORN HARVEST ON THE MAYO PROPERTY; AND 500 DOLLARS FROM A AND E CONSTRUCTION SUPPLY, INC. DONATED FOR HIGH SCHOOL VOCATIONAL PROGRAMS.


ROD HALVORSEN
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