Public Meeting Minutes: September 12, 2016 at 5:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting

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September 12, 2016 at 5:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting Minutes

September 12, 2016 at 5:00 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting
I. Budget and Tax Request Hearings - 5:00 p.m. and 5:10 p.m.
I.a. Call to Order
Discussion:  The Budget and Tax Request Hearing meeting was called to order at 5:00 p.m.
I.b. Pledge of Allegiance
I.c. Announce Open Meetings Act, Posting and Location - Wayne Community Schools, Wayne Public Library, Wayne Post Office, and online: www.wayneschools.org
I.d. Action on Absence and Roll Call
I.e. Approval of Agenda - The Board may enter Executive Session to discuss any matter for which Executive Session is lawful and appropriate.
I.f. Public Hearing on Proposed Budget
Discussion:  Mr. Lenihan presented the documents that will be presented to the Nebraska Department of Education.  The document outlines the requirements needed for the school budget.  The budget of a little more than $18.8 million dollars was set.  There were no changes in the budget since the August 29, 2016, meeting.
I.g. Adjournment
II. Special Hearing to Set Final Tax Request - 5:10 p.m.
II.a. Call to Order
Discussion:  The Final Tax Request meeting was called to order at 5:10 p.m.
II.b. Action on Absence and Roll Call
II.c. Approval of Agenda - The Board may enter Executive Session to discuss any matter for which Executive Session is lawful and appropriate.
II.d. Public Hearing to Set Final 2016-2017 Tax Request
Discussion:  Mr. Lenihan presented the Board with the Final Tax Request, comparing 2015/2016 to 2016/2017 school years.   The Tax Request has been set $8.8 million.  The tax rate is 0.948669.  The total tax levy increase is up approximately $0.03 from last year.  The Board thanked Mr. Lenihan, Rochelle Nelson, and Diane Peters for all of the work that has gone into preparing all of the reports. 


II.e. Adjournment
Discussion:  Dr. Carolyn Linster adjourned the meeting at 5:20 p.m.
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