The Inman USD 448 board of education Monday discussed increasing the district’s local option budget (LOB) as a means of leveraging more state aid for the district.
In addition to general state aid, each district can approve additional spending through its LOB, which generates funding through collection of property taxes on property in the school district. The Inman school district currently levels 21.964 mills for its local option budget. Districts can levy an additional 1 percent but the increase must be approved by a majority of the district’s voters. If the measure was taken to a vote and approved by voters, the district’s LOB would increase to 22.964 mills.
The board only discussed the matter. More information on the proposal will be made available at the May board meeting.
In other meeting news:
•BOE members reviewed possible 2009-10 and 2010-11 budget scenarios and implications of various legislative decisions. District Superintendent Kevin Case reviewed some of the cost-saving measures other school districts are implementing.
•The board directed Case to gather financial and program data for the district’s FFA p program. Case will report his findings during the board’s May meeting.
•Board members accepted the resignation of Inman High School science teacher Gary Best, effective at the conclusion of this school year.
•The board approved the hiring of Brett Froese as the high school’s head boys basketball coach for the 2010-2011 school year.
•The board reviewed the 2010-11 academic calendar and any comments that had been received from staff members.
•IHS vocal instructor Emily Levin gave a report on the choir’s recent trip to Chicago.
The board’s next meeting will be at 6 p.m. May 17 at the USD 448 central office.