Dieterich School Board Has Meeting


Published on November 14 2012 10:18 am
Last Updated on July 14 2013 12:07 pm
Written by Millie Lange

DIETERICH -- The Dieterich School Board heard from Superintendent Cary Jackson regarding the tentative Tax Levy for the 2012-13 school year Monday evening.

The proposed tax levy reflects a 7.75 percent increase over last year's extension. Jackson pointed out this does not mean the property taxes will go up 7.75 percent. The district will ask for a dollar amount in each fund; however it will only receive the result of the predetermined calculation. If the district should ask for less than the calculation generates, it will receive the lesser amount. By asking for less, the district also will affect general state aid which is calculated upon local tax dollars available. The 7.75 percent increase is basically a cushion to insure the district will recevie the tax dollars it is due. The board will hold a Truth in Taxation Hearing at 6:15 p.m. just prior to its December 10 regular board meeting.

The Board also approved a rewewal agreement with the Effingham County Health  Department to provide health services for the 2012-13 school year. The cost to the district for the school year would be $6,810 or $15 per student.

Elementary Pinricpal Kathy Pattenaude and Junior-Senior High School Principal Kevin Haarman presented the annual Illinois School Report Card. The Board was pleased to hear Dieterich schools continue to serve the students of the district at a high level. The Illinois School Report Card details district information related to instructional setting (class size), student demographics, district finance, academic performance and annual yearly progress (AYP).

The Board received a Library Grant from the State of Illinois in the amount of  $329.73.