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The Marion County R-II Board of Education reviewed financials and learned of two approved grants as they prepare for the start of the 2021-22 school year.
Superintendent Jason Keilholz shared estimated finishing financials and is beginning work on the Annual Secretary of the Board Report.
“I hope to be done on that by the end of the month,” Keilholz said, adding financials are positive for the year.
Keilholz also shared information about setting the tax levy in August, noting the district is waiting on assessed valuations to begin the process.
The district was approved for a CTE Enhancement Grant, which was used to purchase a new tractor and zero-turn mower for the Turk and Landscape class.
In addition, nine iMacs were purchased for the business department.
With a CTE 50/50 Grant, the district was also able to purchase software licenses, a printer and some server hardware.
In new business, the board approved the professional development plan for the 2021-22 school year.
They also passed the conflict of interest policy for the Missouri Ethics Commission a move that is necessary every year.
While they took no action on the matter, tabling it until next month, the board did discuss potential changes to the sick leave policy.
Those changes could include moving away from sick and personal days and just calling them “leave” days, Keilholz said.