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Schools seek funding support from patrons

Schools seek funding support from patrons

Marion High School seniors (from left) McKenzee Remmers, Kayla Kroupa and Brittany Hett said they enjoyed the cooler weather while giving curbs on Main Street a fresh coat of yellow paint during the Marion High School community service day in late September. School funding challenges surfaced again in 2015, with three school districts in the county receiving approval to increase […]

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Goessel patrons authorize LOB increase by 4-1

Goessel patrons authorize LOB increase by 4-1

? USD 411 is third school district in the county to raise local taxes to cover loss of state funding. By a margin of nearly 4-1, Goessel Unified School District 411 became the third district in Marion County to authorize a property-tax increase to generate more money for its schools in lieu of state funding reductions. Mail-in ballots were counted […]

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USD 398 patrons pass LOB request

USD 398 patrons pass LOB request

Patrons of Unified School District 398 Pea?body-Burns authorized its board of education to increase the local option ballot taxing authority from 30 percent to 33 percent by nearly a 3-1 margin by mail-in ballot. The result was 360 votes in favor and 137 against. ?I?m happy that we?ll be able to have the funds in order to meet the flat […]

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USD 410 patrons approve LOB ballot initiative

By a significant majority, patrons of Unified School District 410 authorized their board of education last week to keep the property-tax authority for the district?s local option budget at 33 percent. The results of the mail-in ballot vote were 613 in favor of keeping LOB authority at 33 percent, and 377 in opposition, a margin just under 2-1 (62 percent). […]

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Three districts aim to increase LOB authority

? Patrons will decide issue by mail-in ballot. Three school districts in Marion County have requested special mail-ballot elections to raise their local option budget. A local option budget is funding that is raised by local property taxes for school districts. The idea behind local option budgets is to give districts and voters some local control over school funding. Unified […]

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410 board and patrons hear district evaluation

More than 35 people attended the regular Board of Education meeting for Unified School District?410 held March 9 at Hillsboro Elementary School. Most came to hear findings about the district from a review conducted by a five-member team from the Center for Innovate School Leadership, a program created by the Legislature in 2004. Participation by Kansas school districts is voluntary. […]

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Schools achieve despite more funding challenges

Schools achieve despite more funding challenges

Evan Ollenburger, a member of the 2014 graduating class, shows some of the projects created on the 3D printer used in the Hillsboro High School technology department. Even with ongoing budget cuts due to declining enrollment and state funding reductions, USD 410 Super?inten?dent Steve Noble believes the district did a good job of protecting classroom learning and student activities from […]

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