By Jessica Jackson and Kathy Sands
The School Board on Monday gave its approval to almost $1.8 million for the 2019 tax levy as presented by Superintendent Matt Vollman. Amounts levied were $990,000 for education; $210,000 for operation and maintenance; $110,000 for transportation; $25,000 for working cash; $155,000 for municipal retirement; $130,000 for tort immunity; $22,250 for special education purposes; $120,000 for social security purposes; and $26,000 for fire prevention and safety.
The NCOE School Board met for their meeting on December 16 at 7:00p.m. The bills and the November minutes were approved as presented.
The Principals reported that the Christmas Concert for the Jr. High and High School band and choir students was a success. Both schools have participated this month in collecting canned goods for the local food pantries. It was reported that Mrs. Valissa Sutton and the FCCLA had a successful bread week. A total of 1,367 loaves of bread were sold. The elementary Christmas Programs are scheduled for Wednesday, December 18 at 5:30 p.m. at Booth and 7:00 p.m. at NCO. Booth School will also be hosting a basketball game on Thursday, December 19.
The Board held the first reading of several new board policies. No action was taken Monday night. Wild Bunch Athletics offered their facilities for the Red and White Dance last week, and Mr. Wehlermann thanked them for that gesture.
It was agreed to let gas/diesel bids. These bids will be presented at the January 15, 2020 Board meeting.
The Board met into executive session to discuss personnel. Upon returning to open session, the Board approved Baylee Sutton as a volunteer assistant cheer coach.
The meeting adjourned at 8:45 p.m.