On Aug. 16, the Cassville R-4 School Board set the district's incidental operating tax rate at $2.95 and debt service tax rate at 37 cents.
"Last year, the board was able to reduce the operating (levy) by five cents to $2.90," said Superintendent Richard Asbill. "It was previously $2.95 the year before. We adjusted up or back to $2.95 this year due to the assessed valuation impacts and loss of revenues."
The board held a tax rate hearing prior to setting the tax rate. During the hearing, Asbill presented the assessed valuation, which showed a loss of $423,858 in assessed valuation. No public comments were made during the tax rate hearing.
The board also approved the substitute teacher list during the meeting. The list included the following individuals: Todd Baker, Cynthia Beeson, Erica Biloki, Matt Boles, Ken Brown, Craig Burford, Patricia Burke, Sue Cavness, Angel Christy, Thomas Coenen, Bonnie Cox, Megan Cox, Carolyn Craig, Sue Craig, Stephanie Crumpler, Ashley Cupps, Gary Davis, Clint Dillow, Kimberly Durossette, Doug Edwards, Patricia Evans, Jack Farrow, Sharon Farrow, Matt Frazier, Rebecca Golubski, Donna Gracy, Dove Haney, Heather Hays, Amanda Hedrick, Rod Hemphill, Bettie Holman.
Paula Holtzman, Frank Hudson, Angela Judd, Sue Lacey, Pete Landstad, Bill Lee, Diane Linebarger, John Lueckenhoff, Brandon McCullough, Bart McMaster, Becky McNaught, Steve McNaught, Judith Miller, Donna Moore, Linda Morgan, Sheila Parnell, Russ Pendergraft, Anita Philbrick, Susan Richardson, Kecia Robbins, Sarah Roper, Chris Seymour, Sally Sick, Suzanne Sloan, Vaughn Smith, Judie Starchman, Janet Sullivan, Julie Terry, Shelby Terry, Audrey White and Dick Worman.
In other business, the Cassville R-4 School Board:
* Heard the transportation, summer projects and administrative reports.
* Approved the annual secretary of the board report (ASBR).
* Appointed Stacey Williams, central office secretary and bookkeeper, as board secretary for the 2012-13 school year.
* Set a planning and school improvement session with administrators at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 25.
* Received an update on the FEMA project.