Members of the public will vote on the budget on May 15 from 7 to 9 p.m.in the Wheatley School gymnasium.
"As a citizen of Grand Forks who pays taxes for the school district, I am horribly disappointed in all of the leadership in the school district if this behavior has been going on and nobody had the guts to say this isn't right".
The increase will be in effect for next year's budget and will impact auxiliary, paraprofessional, professional and administrative employees. Rogers noted that LISD tax rates have actually gone down over the past few years, but the total property tax revenue has gone up with property values.
"The school district has benefited from Ken's leadership for nearly 30 years", said Tina Last, school board chair, in the press release on April 16.
"We have looked at this now for three months, we have been talking about this since January and I appreciate all the efforts to ... give us the information that we needed to get to this point today", said board chair Helena Wallin-Miller". "We do the same thing in the business office".
Cornell School District was the only district in the state to be recognized as both a Title I High Achieving School and a Beating the Odds School.
LISD has advocated at the state level for a better funding system and against school vouchers and high-stakes testing.
"One of the first questions we've always asked our police chiefs is, 'What are your thoughts about arming teachers?'" he said. "BEA is committed to continuing to provide the best educational opportunities for all of our students, and we hope to be able to work with school leadership to achieve this as we move forward from this hard time".
"We're anticipating a reduction of 10 buses".
Lea Anne Frost, who will be paid $145,000 annually to oversee the district's special education programs starting July 1, comes to District 64 after serving as the executive director of Exceptional Children Have Opportunities, a cooperative that provides special education services to 17 school districts in suburbs south of Chicago, officials said.
The schools' budget builds in $500,000 to cover costs related to the state budget that school staff have not predicted, but those costs could exceed or fall short of that number. More than 650 responses were received in an online survey of people describing the characteristics, skills and experience desired in the next school district leader.
Spivey said he wasn't accusing anyone of wrongdoing, but he is concerned about the integrity of the School Board. The district lost two high school principals, two elementary school principals and the superintendent.
Already tasked with improving a failing school, the Jasper County school board now has to find a new superintendent very quickly.