Minutes August 9, 2017



Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Horace Greeley High School


Board of Education

  • Victoria Tipp, President
  • Jeffrey Mester, Vice President
  • Alyson Gardner
  • Warren Messner
  • Jane Kimmel Shepardson


Staff Members

  • Dr. Christine Ackerman, Superintendent
  • John Chow, Assistant Superintendent for Business
  • Dr. Kusum Sinha, Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources and Leadership Development
  • Liisa Elsner, District Clerk & Secretary to the Superintendent

President Tipp convened the public meeting at 5:30 p.m.

Moved by Warren Messner to enter into Executive Session to discuss employment history of a particular person and litigation. Seconded by Alyson Gardner. Motion carried 5-0.

Moved by Jane Kimmel Shepardson to adjourn Executive Session. Seconded by Jeffrey Mester. Motion carried 5-0.

Moved by Alyson Gardner to reconvene the public board meeting at 7:40 p.m. Seconded by Warren Messner. Motion carried 5-0.

President Tipp announced that there will be a presentation on the 2017-18 Tax Levy and Tax Rates however no action will be taken at this meeting. The resolutions will be acted on at the August 11, 2017 meeting.


2017-18 Budget, Tax Levy & Tax Rates

Assistant Superintendent for Business John Chow gave a presentation of the 2017-18 budget, tax rates and tax levy final numbers versus estimated numbers. He pointed out that the numbers had changed slightly many times before the final numbers were submitted.


Recommended Action: Other


Resolution to confirm tax rolls and authorize tax levy.

WHEREAS, the Board of Education has been authorized by the voters of the School District at the Annual Meeting to raise for the budget for the 2017-18 school year a sum not to exceed $119,571,688 for School District purposes and a sum not to exceed $3,085,869 for Library purposes; THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, THAT THE Board hereby fix the equalized tax rates by towns and confirm the extension of the taxes as they appear on the following described tax roll.


Resolution issuing a tax warrant.



Jeffrey Mester gave short update regarding construction work being done around the District, roadwork and paving at Greeley and the progress of the new turf field at Greeley.


Notice of Future Meetings:

Friday, August 11, 2017
8:15 am - Education Center

Thursday, August 31, 2017
10:30 a.m. - Horace Greeley High School Academic Commons



Being no further business to be acted upon, the meeting was adjourned at 8:10 p.m. with a motion by Alyson Gardner, seconded by Jane Kimmel Shepardson. Motion carried 5-0.

Respectfully Submitted:

Liisa Elsner
District Clerk / Secretary to the Superintendent

Victoria Tipp
Board President