Board Meeting Summary
November 16, 2022
Information regarding Old Business, New Business, and the Superintendent Report is listed below.
The districts audit was performed by Bennig Group out of Freeport, Il. Superintendent Kashner shared that it was another successful audit and he applauded the work of Michele Hartman and Bonnie Janssen and the rest of the staff for their work to make a successful audit an annual tradition. The Annual Finanical Report will be available on the district website.
The three year facility plan is an annual document prepared by Superintendent Kashner in consultation with Director Prowant and buidling Principals to identify facility needs now and in the near future. A few of the highlights on the plan includes gym repair at EES, new roof at EES, and flooring updates at EJSHS.
President Snider led a board discussion on proposed IASB resolutions that will be discussed at the IASB conference.
Superintendent Kashner presented the tentative levy. He complimented the BOE for providing him with the direction. Supt Kashner shared that equalized assessed value is expected to rise 11 percent in our district. The BOE has decided to not match the rise in EAV and the proposed levy will ask for a levy amount of $9,566,933 (up from $9,164,087). Supt Kashner commented that the amount levied will allow for facility improvements without paying additional money from reserves as the reserves are paying for the scheduled EES addition. He added further stating that the estimated tax rate will actually decrease significantly from 4.23 to 4.05. Assuming your EAV did not rise, this means that an individuals home value will go down $295.17 on a $500,000 value home.
The worker's compensation insurance cost will increase from $26,636 to $29,141. This is based on the 2022-2023 estimated payroll. Supt Kashner complimented Clark Carroll agency for their work to maintain the rate per employee cost and commented that the increase is due to more employees.
Personnel and Job Vacancies
The following were approved:
Zac Hook - 7th Grade Girls Basketball Coach