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The Buffalo School board heard from its buildings and grounds director regarding capital outlays proposed in the budget. The board also heard an update regarding class sizes, and discussed technology improvements.   FACILITY NEEDS Buildings and Grounds Director John Heltunen said that, as always, there are always more maintenance needs around the district than there [...]

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The Buffalo School Board reviewed with staff some changes to classes at the high school beginning this fall. Some new classes have been added, modified or removed from the line-up. The board also approved the 2014-15 school year calendar.   NEW COURSES BHS administration will determine if the new courses have sufficient student registration and [...]

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The Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose Dist. 877 School Board approved a 4.02 percent levy decrease. Director of Finance and Operations Gary Kawlewski presented Truth in Taxation information for taxes payable in 2014. In his presentation, Kawlewski highlighted four main factors affecting taxes (school portion only). 1. The district’s total levy has decreased $513,831 or a decrease of 4.02 [...]

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The Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose School Board heard that enrollment is projected to decline during the next five years. The board also reviewed the annual report on curriculum.   ENROLLMENT Director of Finance and Operations Gary Kawlewski gave the enrollment projections for the 2014-15 school year. He stated that the district enrollment has been relatively stable over the [...]

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The Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose Dist. 877 School Board heard from staff that the school levy and tax rate will decrease. The proposed levy needs to be approved by Oct. 1. Staff said that due to the number of inputs that go into the levy document, school districts have the option to approve the levy at the “maximum” [...]

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The Buffalo Dist. 877 School Board approved a resolution authorizing a board approved referendum authority. The board also set the truth-in-taxation hearing date and took action on other issues.   REFERENDUM The 2013 Legislature has now authorized school boards the ability to convert up to $300 per adjusted pupil unit (APU) of voter approved referendum [...]

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Stadium to have new scoreboard The Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose Dist. 877 School Board approved a 2013-14 school calendar that includes a full week off for spring break. The board also approved 2013-14 budget assumptions, and heard about capital outlay projects that include a new stadium scoreboard.   CALENDAR The approved calendar includes a Tuesday, Sept. 3, start [...]

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