We will be live at SJO School Board tonight. On the agenda: 2020 Health insurance, first-quarter financial report and three-year projection, 2019 tentative tax levy, risk management plan and the district’s site facility plan.
The board is in closed session now discussing a personnel matter with some concerned parents.
I am going to estimate there are 10 parents inside.
Parents have left. The board is discussing now. I am hanging out in the lobby. Cause #personnel.
I am still in the lobby.
Out of closed session and on to financial projections.
Operations and Maintenance expenses are higher than normal. “That is one I am really watching,” Superintendent Brian Brooks said.
Sales tax money is a little lower than normal.
Brooks and the Rantoul Superintendent met with County Clerk Aaron Ammons to discuss the property tax issues that they had this year. Brooks said it was a productive meeting.
“Our EAV projections are in the four percent range,” Brooks said. “A lot of us are concerned because these are higher.”
“They are projecting us at a four percent increase. That would be great if that is the case but not if you are a tax payer.”
The final EAV doesn’t have to be approved until December.
Brooks has done calculations that will not raise the tax rate beyond $2 or may even lower it. #alwayslookingoutfortaxpayers
Risk management plan is the same as last year. It will be formally voted on next month.