BROKEN BOW—The final budget hearing was held by members of the Broken Bow Board of Education on Monday, September 14 followed by the approval of the budget and tax request for fiscal year 2020-2021. The total property tax request was approved at $8,614,099.00 with a tax rate of 0.887448.
2020-2021 Property Tax Request:
General Fund: $7,980,808.00 (Tax rate of 0.822205)
Bond Fund K-12: $430,343.00 (Tax Rate of 0.044335)
Special Building Fund: $202,948.00 (Tax Rate of 0.020908)
Total: $8,614,099.00 (Tax Rate of 0.887448)
The property tax request is the same as last year but the tax rate/levy increased about 3% because valuations were down, Treasurer J.B. Atkins said during the August 31 work session. (Click here to view the September 1 story).
Superintendent Darren Tobey said he is expecting expenses for the next fiscal year to come to about $10.5 million and said this past year ended under budget.
During Monday night’s meeting Mr. Tobey also said the new track should be finished by September 25 and gave a shout out to the students, staff, and activity sponsors who have responded positively to the mask mandate which is in effect until September 22.
The board also discussed attending the state school board conference in November and Mr. Tobey said fencing will be going up at North Park in preparation for work on the preschool.
The Broken Bow School Board approved the resignation of high school science teacher Dave Lueck with Mr. Tobey saying Kim Rowden will serve as a temporary long-term substitute. The board approved the purchase of a 2018 minivan for the SPED program, accepted the 2020-2021 teacher negotiations team, and approved the updated complaint procedure and Policy 3057 (Title IX Policy).
A work session will be held on Monday, October 5 at 7:30 p.m. with the next regular meeting for the Broken Bow School Board scheduled for October 19 also at 7:30 p.m.