Chillicothe school trustees approved the district’s 2022-2023 budget and tax rate during a monthly business meeting Monday, Aug. 29.
The budget was set at $3,325,459. Also approved was a budget amendment concerning the end-of-year fund balance for auditing purposes.
The budget is to be funded by an ad valorem tax rate set at $1.1846 per $100 valuation including .8546 cents for maintenance and operations and .33 cents for interest and sinking. The total tax rate is approximately five cents less than last year’s rate of $1.2342 per $100.
Trustees approved a $130,053 insurance contract with the Henderson Insurance Agency of Quanah for 2022-2023 for the district’s property, liability, vehicle and cyber coverages.
A motion to require all school interior doors to be locked except the library was approved. This policy is designed for compliance with state laws concerning safety and security issues.
Following an executive session on personnel matters, trustees in open session approved an employment offer to an unnamed applicant for a special education teaching position contingent upon acceptance by the candidate.
In other actions, trustees approved the district’s 2022-2023 wellness policy and minutes of the July 25 monthly business meeting and the July 29 and Aug. 9 special meetings.
Supt. Tony Martinez reported that officials of the Blue Summit wind farm are requesting a waiver to employ fewer workers than spelled out in the original agreement with the district.
Present at the meeting were Martinez and trustees Mike McClellan, Byron Horn, Susan Madl, Cheryl McGlocklin and Seth Baird.
Also present were Tax Collector/Superintendent’s Secretary Patti Williams, and Darryl Henderson of Henderson Insurance Agency.