May 13, 2013

ELCS tax levy up almost 4%

School also struggling with retirement, benefit costs


“While we may have to adjust our course offerings in certain subjects, we aren’t eliminating whole programs,” he added.

“It’s important for us now, and will be even more so, to continue pursuing regional partnerships to provide instruction for our students and support operations for our school districts.

“When we partner with neighboring school districts, we’re looking for win-win situations for students.”


Voters will also consider a separate proposition for the purchase of a 30-passenger school bus. The cost is not to exceed $66,000. This will be paid back over five years, with about two-thirds (67.2 percent) reimbursed through state aid.

Incumbent Karin DeMuro is running unopposed for School Board. 

The public hearing on the budget will be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the ELCS conference room.

The budget vote will be noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, in the ELCS main lobby.

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