Canton R-V Board of Education January Meeting
The Canton R-V School District Board of Education met on January 1 for their regular
monthly business meeting. During the open session, the Board approved the consent agenda and financial report. The current balance in Funds 1-4 as of 12/31/2018 is $2,008,414.45. This balance is a $174,637.83increase over the previous year. Our unrestricted balance in Fund 1 is currently $634,042.22. The district started receiving their current tax payments this month and those revenues will begin to be reflected in February. At this point in time it appears that the budgeted projections for current tax revenues are accurate. We anticipate additional current tax revenue payments from Lewis and Clark counties in the upcoming months.
In open session, the Board heard reports about current issues. First, the Board was informed that the filing deadline for the Canton R-V Board of Education would be closed on January 15, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. The District received two candidate filings for the two open positions. The two candidates are Michelle Frazier and Josh
Welker. Due to a new state statute that was enacted on August 28, 2018, the District will be required to hold an election for the Board of Education because there will be a bond issue on the same ballot. The Board of Education received a notification that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has adjusted the mileage rate for business travel for 2019. The current rate of $0.58/mile went into effect on January 1, 2019. Canton R-V has adjusted the local reimbursement rate accordingly.
Finally, the Board was informed that the minimum wage
increase for the State of Missouri went into effect on January 1, 2019. This increase will affect all part-time workers in daycare, maintenance, food service, and library.
In current business, the Board passed a resolution calling for a special school bond election to be held on April 2, 2019. The resolution contained the official ballot language for Proposition K.I.D.S., which will ask the public to extend the current $0.55 debt service tax levy. This extension will allow the District to issue $2.5 million in general obligation bonds for capital improvement projects.
In executive session, the Board approved hiring Bethany Hoffman as a paraprofessional. The Board conducted their annual review of the superintendent and approved issuing a contract to Mr. Uhlmeyer through the 2020-2021 school year.
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