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Budget Discussed During Special USD 407 BOE Meeting; MINUTES INCLUDED

USD 407 BOEThe 2013-14 budget, district policy and staffing were all discussed during a special meeting of the USD 407 Board of Education on Monday, July 29 in Russell.

Superintendent David Couch presented the budget for the upcoming school year, which will total about $5.5 million and be nearly the same as last year's budget. Although, one change is the district will ask for an increase of three mills to the mill levy...

Before the budget can be passed, a public hearing will be held on Aug. 12 during the school board's regular monthly meeting.

Board members also passed policy updates for anti-bullying, promotion and retention and snow days.

Couch outlines the new promotion and retention policy...

Executive sessions were held for teacher negotiations and staffing. The only action taken was a new contract being offered to Dustin Wheeler to become the new Russell High School girls tennis coach.

July 29 Special Meeting Minutes

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