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Board approves penny tax increase

By Messenger Staff | Published Wednesday, September 18, 2013

{{{*}}}The Chico School Board Monday approved a tax rate of $1.2581 per $100 valuation.

While that represents about a penny increase from the current fiscal year, tax revenues to the school district will actually drop, since taxable values in the school district dropped by $13 million.

While most of the items on the relatively short agenda passed with a 6-0 vote (Pancho Redwine was the lone board member not in attendance), one item did not meet with approval. A motion to reorganize the board, made by Mark Tate and seconded by Paul Cantrell, failed after the other four board members G.A. Buckner, Doug Bowyer, Bill Hand and Donald Clark voted against the item.

Items receiving a 6-0 vote of approval included designating 4-H activities as extracurricular school events and designating Wise County Extension agents as adjunct staff members.

Following the regular meeting, the board held a “Team of Eight” training session.

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