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"It's old news, but there's nothing else wrong with it." Mark Twain SMALLTOWN PAPERS INC 217 W COTA 12/31/17 SHELTON WA 98584-2263 April 30 - May 15, 2017 Mt. Pulaski CUSD #23 April 24 Meeting School Board Election Results By Mike Lakin EAV $300 per acre $188.67 or In Other Business... The board received the results of $1.887 per acre the April School Board Election, Eric EAV $400 per acre $251.56 or Mt. Pulaski Township Park District has S. Cowan and Aaron L. Wilham were $2.516 per acre been doing some work to improve drain- elected to the board. Douglas T. Martin Bond Amount of $14M age for trackatVeterans Park. and Deanne Mott were incumbents and Annual Tax Increase on $100,000 Asbestos and tile work is planned for re-elected to the board, residence $205.33 this summer at high school and grade The board recognized, respectfully, Annual Tax Increase school. Joe Olson for his 12-years of service and per 100-acre farmland plot... Estimates for grade school geo-thermal John Stewart for his 4-years of service as EAV $200 per acre $150.24 or heating and air-conditioning of $3.3M to board members. $1.502 per acre $3.8M were received. No action taken, The elected board was sworn in, fol- EAV $300 per acre $225.36 or discussion of project will continue. lowed by the school board reorganization $2.254 per acre The approved iPad lease cost has come - Doug Martin-President, Jeff Beccue- EAV $400 per acre $300.48 or in under estimate. Total lease for new Vice President, and Deanne Mott-Secre- $3.005 per acre iPads was quoted at $170,520. tary. The board asked for community feedback Coaches Handbook was characterized MPHS Building-Projections on the building project and for comments as a good start. No action taken, discus- Superintendent Todd Hamm presented on affordability Of construction of the new sion to continue. the Tax Rate Summary submitted by high school building. Assistant Basketball Coach at MPHS is Kevin Wills of First Midstate Inc.; the As for a timeline for voting on a refer- now posted; interested applicants to con- bond agent for the school district. Char- endum, the school district reported that to have a referendum on the ballot for April tact school. acterizing the figures as an initial rough 2018, the district must file for the ballot in Full Day Pre-K proposal has not had estimate, Supt. Hamm said the follow- January2018. much public feedback. It is expected ing tax rates are for different amounts of to re-visit idea for beginning in 2018 if bond issues for construction of the new The Board... there is enough interest at that time. high school building. This is the con- Approved Trap Team Facebook Page.Softball survey results were charac- struction that has been discussed and reported on for the last several months. Approved Tenure for Lindsey Lex. terized as being "marginal numbers" Estimates are based on a 2015 E.A.V. Approved Lease of New Copy to start a program. Nine students had a of $110,078,622. Estimated Rate is 3%. Machines, 5-year lease for $1,048 .per high level of interest. Surveywas looking Issue Date of December 1, 2017. Length month, for players that would actually commit to of Bond Issue to Maturity is 20-years. Approved Xcell Mechanical Pump Bid, playing softball. Folowing tax estimates are given based grade school-pump replacement. 1% Sales Tax Revenue-December on a residence value of $100,000 with Approved Destruction of Executive $21,833.73. Taxable Value of $27,333 and farmland Session Minutes, including tapes, for up General Information values with Average EAV per acre of to 18-months prior to April 24 meeting. FCCLA State Conference -- Felipe Buen- $200, $300, and $400. Approved Hiring Krissy Mercer as Spe- rostro was elected to serve as a state offi- Bond Amount of$10M cial Education Teacher for the District, cer next school year. It is worth noting Annual Tax Increase on $100,000 Supt. Harem said Mercer was top candi- that Mt. Pulaski High School has had four residence $138.44 date for position, state officers in the past five years. The Annual Tax Increase per Approved Hiring Louis Voile as Build- Parliamentary Procedure Team (TJ Ben- 100-acre farmland plot.., ing & Grounds Maintenance Supervisor, hart, Felipe Buenrostro, Josh Dyer, Eli EAV $200 per acre $101.30 or Supt. Hamm said this was new position Olson, Stormy Pal and Skye Kretzinger) $1.013 per acre for district. He added there were several took first place at the State Conference EAV $ 300 per acre $151.95 or great candidates and Voile was at the top. and will advance to the national competi- $1.520 per acre Voile will supervise maintenance of all tion in Nashville, TN this summer. EAV $400 per acre $202.60 or district property - inside and outside of WYSE team: Lukas Aylesworth and Eli $2.026 per acre buildings and will be in charge of custo- Olson qualified for State. Bond Amount of $12M dial staff. Voile begins employment May FFA Ag Mechanics team placed First at Annual Tax Increase on $100,000 22. the section meeting. Members on the residence $171.90 Approved High School Principal Terry team were Lukas Aylesworth, Cody Annual Tax Increase Morgan's Retirement Package, he plans Schahl, Alexandra Beckers, Ryan Sto- per 100-acre farmland plot.., to retire in 4-years. pher, and Dixon Aylesworth; team now EAV $200 per acre $125.78 or Approved Hiring Jamie Selinger asqualifies for the State Contest on May 16. $1.258 per acre High School English Teacher. Sports: - Track: 17 runners - Softball: 18 players - Basketball: 1,3 players Upcoming Events: - May 3 -- FCCLA Recognition Night - May 4 -- all school cookout and Ag games - May 5 --Petting Zoo -May5 -- Grade School (Grades 5-8) Concert at 6Pm at High School High School Band/Chorus Concert at 8PM at High School - May 6 -- PROM - May 8 -- Grade School Athletic Banquet at Mt. Pulaski American Legion at 6Pm. - May 9 -- Honor Night at 6:30pm - May 15 & 16 -- Final Exams for seniors - May 16 -- Grade School Kindergarten - 4 Grade Music Program at grade school at 2Pm. - May 17 -- Baccalaureate at 7:00pm - May 18 -- Senior trip to Chicago - May 20 -- Graduation at 4:00pm - May 30 & 31 -- Final Exams for underclassman Mt. Pulaski CUSD #23 Educator of the Quarter Denise Farnam SEE PAGE 6 217-303-6159 Published Twice A Month - 24 Issues A Year