Dieterich School Board Passes Tax Levy


Published on December 16 2016 2:13 pm
Last Updated on December 16 2016 2:13 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

Dieterich school board members Thursday passed the district tax levy for the new fiscal year.

The levy estimates a 12% increase in the district's Equalized Assessed Valuation. Dieterich Superintendent Cary Jackson explained that if the levy is not set high enough, the district would lose revenue. Jackson said if the district requests more than what the formula calculates, the amount it receives is reduced to the calculated amount.

The Board awarded the district insurance package, renewing coverage through Ramza Insurance Group for property, liability, auto and workers compensation. Workers Comp was secured through State National; the other coverage was through Liberty Mutual. The premium is actually 9% lower than last year's premium, saving the district $6,500.

Board members approved Chris Goedde as a volunteer basketball coach, and discussed options for purchasing a bus but took no action.

Representatives of the Dieterich Sportsbackers were on hand to report on progress in renovating the softball field. The representatives indicated the work should be completed for the spring season.

Dieterich board members also discussed the possibility of the School Facilities Tax and how revenue from the tax could be utilized. No action was taken. School boards in the county will have to act no later than January to get a tax question on the ballot for the April election.