School Board sets budget hearing

During a special meeting of the Prairie Hills USD No. 113 Board of Education, the 2018-19 budget was presented to be published prior to a budget hearing. Members present were Ed Reznicek, Kent Saylor, Jim Scoby, Ann Shaughnessy and Jeff DeMint.

The proposed budget is $16,906,194. This is up slightly from the proposed 2017-18 budget of $16,762,108. Total actual expenditures for 2017-18 were $16,353,643, which did include $2,564,487 in transfers forward in certain funds such as at-risk, food service and capital outlay, among others.

Property taxes to be levied are $5,628,261. This is up from the proposed 2017-18 figure of $5,195,177, and the actual taxes levied for 2017-18 were $5,181,158.

Due to the consolidation, the mill levy is dependent on location, as each former portion of the consolidated district pays its own previous bond and interest mill levy.

The base levy includes 20 mills for the general fund, 16.776 mills for the supplemental general fund and 4.2 mills for the capital outlay fund.

The bond and interest mill levy within the boundaries of the former USD No. 488 is 5.228, making the total proposed mill levy in that portion of the district 46.204. This is down from the 2017-18 actual mill levy of 48.607.

The bond and interest mill levy within the boundaries of the former USD No 441 is 6.584, making the total proposed mill levy in that portion of the district 47.56. This is down from the 2017-18 actual mill levy of 48.058.

Valuation in the district is expected to increase about $12 million within the district’s boundaries, which includes portions of four counties — Nemaha, Brown, Jackson and Marshall counties.

The board approved, 5-0, publishing the Fiscal Year 2019 budget as presented. See the proposed budget on Page 7A of this week’s Herald.

The budget hearing will be held during a special meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22, at the district office in Sabetha.

LEGAL USD 113 Budget 2.5.25

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Amber Deters is Co-Editor of The Sabetha Herald, where she has been on staff since 2005. She specializes in school board, election and legislative reporting, as well as photography and page and advertising design. Amber is a 2005 Kansas State University graduate with a degree in journalism and mass communications, print journalism sequence. She lives in Sabetha with her husband and three children.

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