Archive for Thursday, August 5, 2004

School district to approve budget

August 5, 2004

The Basehor-Linwood School Board will present a 2005 budget Monday night that calls for a minuscule decrease in the mill levy. The public hearing is slated to begin at 7 p.m. at the school board office, 2008 N. 155th St.

This year's budget proposes a levy of 45.063 mills, a slight reduction from last year's 45.282 mill levy. Overall, the budget lists $16,371,152 in total expenditures. The figure is approximately $1.5 million less than last year.

On Monday night, school board members are also scheduled to tour the new sixth-grade center, located at the corner of Leavenworth Road and 155th Street. The building, formerly home to the Basehor-Linwood Virtual School, is undergoing final preparations and will be ready for all sixth-grade students in the school district by the time school begins, said Don Swartz, school district director of building operations.

Kindergarten through ninth grade students will begin school Aug. 16. Sophomores, juniors and seniors begin classes the next day.

Following the tour, school board members and officials will host a reception, at 6:20 p.m., for all new teachers in the school district. Overall, the school district hired 21 new teachers, Swartz said.

The agenda for Monday night's meeting is listed below:

  • Approval of facilities uses.
  • Approval of additional middle school coaches.
  • Approval of school board/superintendent agreement.
  • Approval of facilities workshop date.
  • Approval of communications/L.I.N.K.S. position.
  • Approval of resignations.
  • Approval of contract and letters of employment.

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