Archive for Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Tonganoxie School Board special meeting Thursday to cover potential LOB increase, freshman athletics

Tonganoxie USD 464 central office.

Tonganoxie USD 464 central office.

May 13, 2015, 1:37 p.m.

Updated: May 13, 2015, 2:53 p.m.

The Tonganoxie USD 464 School Board will have a special meeting Thursday to discuss the possibility of increasing the local option budget and to further discuss Monday’s decision to eliminate ninth-grade athletics schedules for the 2015-16 school year as a cost-saving measure.

The meeting, which is open to the public, will start at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Chieftain Room on the Tonganoxie High School east campus

School districts have the choice to increase local option budgets above 30 percent, but it requires a public vote. If the district were to pursue increasing the LOB, which would create more revenue through additional taxpayer money, a vote in the coming weeks would cost the district about $9,500.

As for the freshman games, the Kaw Valley League constitution states that all member schools must field ninth-grade teams for competition.

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