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West Carroll School Board Calms Tax Hike Fears

Posted 10/16/19

ATWOOD — West Carroll’s School Board met in their regular session Thursday, October 3 at the high school cafeteria due to higher than normal attendance at the meeting.Prior to the school …

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West Carroll School Board Calms Tax Hike Fears

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ATWOOD — West Carroll’s School Board met in their regular session Thursday, October 3 at the high school cafeteria due to higher than normal attendance at the meeting.

Prior to the school board meeting, Board member Kyle Foster addressed the audience apologizing for bringing up a potential property tax increase. He stressed that raising taxes would be a last option.

The board opened the meeting approving the amended agenda and consent agenda which included acknowledging the resignation of Education Assistant Sally Arnold.

Board members tabled the first reading of multiple board policy updates. Board member Patrick Lindsey introduced an update to the system’s nepotism policy. Board members voted 5-1 to keep the current policy.

The board approved a request to hire three additional special needs education assistants for the remainder of the current school year.

In other action, the board opted to bid the Junior High/Senior High parking lot resealing project. They also approved the second reading of a softball trip request to Brentwood next April. Board members approved the Safe Schools Act Budget.

Jed Robinson was recognized for qualifying for the state golf tournament by principal Kelly Todd. School Director Dexter Williams added that Robinson is the second individual to advance to a state tournament.

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