MINSTER — The Minster Board of Education discussed the future of a permanent improve levy that’s nearing its end Monday night at its monthly meeting.
The board reviewed a list of permanent improvement projects in order to help them make a decision concerning the Permanent Improvement Levy that will be on the ballot in November.
Superintendent Brenda Boeke said the levy currently collects 0.1655254 mills which totals an annual collection of $37,897.
Boeke said the current facility and equipment needs total $166,581 and additional projects would require another $155,000.
“What we would generate with a straight renewal would probably suffice us in our one to five years,” Boeke said if the board decided to just do a straight renewal.
She added that it wouldn’t allow the school district to spend on discretionary items like new concrete at the football stadium, repairs for the softball field fence or other upgrades throughout the property.
If the levy is renewed, it would keep the same rate with homeowners continuing to receive a 10.5% percent rollback. Deciding to replace the levy would result in the millage to 0.8 and the rollback would be gone.
Boeke said the board will have the May meeting to further discuss and the first resolution is due in June.