Community members, school board consider school closing, special-ed issues

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With the receipt of some additional state aid combined with funds from our reserves, the budget gap was reduced to $400,000.

Davis said Monday that a few years ago, the county "heard loud and clear from the School Board that students show up on day one lacking early childhood education", so the pre-K expansion is their response.

The majority of the work would be at the middle/high school complex, but each building will have upgrades and improvements, the district has said. District voters will additionally be voting on a proposed $21.2 million budget.

The reduction follows a trend of the board slicing the district's overall property tax rate in recent years. The board also shaved a mill off the tax rate a year ago.

Downey then discussed NEW construction proposals that totaled $34.5 million.

Also, one-time payments and a couple favorable state adjustments just about offset further decreases in state funding in the district's preliminary budget for 2018-19. We encourage you to vote today in your local school budget and school board elections.

Johnson says a number of diverse candidates for board seats are running across the county as well.

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The Victorian Racing Industry will get 1.5 per cent of the net wagering revenue to soften the hit on turnover. "Online betting and wagering agencies take a huge amount of money out of Victoria ", he said.

Other Wyoming educational institutions under federal investigations include the Natrona County School District, the University of Wyoming and Northwest Community College. Louis boys' track team was reinstated by the school board Monday morning, reversing a previous decision by the district superintendent. Transportation costs and M&O (Maintenance and Operations) expenditures (water, gas, electricity, and building upkeep) have increased $150.00 per FTE (Full Time Equivalent student) in the past five years.

District finances will receive higher scrutiny, but much of that will be in private. The proposed tax increase is 2.52 percent over the 2017-18 budget. "Why should one board member control and have the power to restrict the information to our whole board of elected officials?"

The regular meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the District Board Room, 921 Susan St.

At the May 1 school board work session and meeting trustees voted to spend more than $400,000 of their unencumbered funds to replace old copy machines, high school shop equipment, school furnishings and teacher devices. The candidates include incumbents Amy Mayo and Brian Judycki and challenger John Stewart.

The proposed tax increase is less than the state index amount, which the state set at 2.9 percent and is the maximum amount allowed without voter approval or state approval of a spending amount exception.

REMSEN - The 2018-2019 school budget vote will be held on Tuesday from 1 p.m.to 8 p.m.in the elementary school cafeteria.

And that's in addition to separate taxes paid if your property lies within the city limits or special districts such as those served by rural fire departments.

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