The Carmi White County School Board held their last monthly meeting of 2022 Monday night. Scott Mareing was there and has this report.
The board approved the 2022 tax levy. The levy is against the property values of 2022 and it will be extended in the summer of 2023. The money will be spent during the 2023-2024 school year beginning July 1st 2023. The final projected tax rate is lower than last year’s, so a Truth in Taxation hearing was not required.
Justin Dart of Dart and Company LLC gave a presentation on the annual audit. He said the audit went well with no problems, and all funds had positive balances.
The consent agenda was approved, consisting of accepting the resignation of Shelly Courty as a Kindergarten teacher at Lincoln Attendance Center effective at the end of the 2022-23 school year, accepting $825 in donations to the Brownsville School, and approving three board policies with no changes.
In the Superintendent’s Report, Jarrod Newell said that school will be closed from Wednesday, December 21st through Friday, December 30th. Staff will return for an in-service day on Monday, January 2nd and students will return on Tuesday, January 3rd. Newell also thanked everyone for the great job they’ve done so far this school year. And each district school gave its Good News for the month, which included receiving grant monies for decodable readers, 3-D printers and classroom furniture.
The board went into closed session at 8:15 PM for personnel and review of closed session minutes and audio tapes.