By Tony Farkas
APPLE SPRINGS — For the fifth year in a row, the Apple Springs district will provide a bit of tax relief to the property owners.
Superintendent Cody Moree said the board adopted its FY 2022-23 budget, and set at tax rate of 0.8645, or 86.45 cents per $100 in valuation.
Moree said this also is a true savings for area taxpayers — almost 6 cents per $100.
The budget adopted by the board includes $2.8 million in expenditures for maintenance and operations, and an equal amount of projected revenues.
“A little of the budget will deal with security, but we were pretty far ahead of requirements,” Moree said. “About the only thing we will do this year is minor fencing, but our campus is pretty secure for a remote school. We’re making sure our students and teachers have what they need.”
In other business, the board:
•discussed preliminary enrollment, and the district count is up by 20 students;
•approved one bid each for propane, fuel, and trash collection, and authorized the administration to continue looking at better pricing;
•approval of T-Tess appraiser Kevin Plotts, and appellate Cody Moree;
•approved all 2022 budget amendments to close out last year’s budget; and
•set new meeting dates of Sept. 15 at 6 p.m. and Oct. 19 at 6 p.m.