DARLINGTON — During their regular meeting Nov. 30, members of the Darlington Community School District Board of Education addresses financial issues with a “Operating” referendum Tuesday, April 5, 2016 and a “Debt” referendum Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016.
OPERATING REFERENDUM – would give the board the power to exceed the revenue limit by $2,200,000 in each year beginning with the 2016-2017 school year. The operating referendum would be recurring, meaning it would not expire. So every year thereafter the board could exceed the revenue limit by $2,200,000. In the 2016-2017 school year the projected mill rate would increase by $3.03 per $1,000, bringing the total mill rate, for the Darlington Community School District to $13.05 per $1,000.
DEPT REFERENDUM – would allow the board to incur debt to provide funding for one-time projects, such as building upgrades and reconfigurations of current facilities. A dollar figure has not been set for this and will come later after receiving input from the community and board to create a plan for the facilities.
In other business, the board:
• discussed and received a donation from the Redbird Touchdown Club in the amount of $3,731, which is a 50/50 split on revenues generated at the concession stand at regular season and playoff football games.
• first readings of policies – graduation #700.10(a) and election and compensation policy #300.02.
•discussed and approved the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 school calendars.
•approved the enrollment of an AFS student from Switzerland.
•approved a Youth Options application to participate in a CNA program.
In closed session, the board:
•hired Eric Carlson as a high school assistant boys basketball coach.
•extended Superintendent Denise Wellnitz’s contract for one year.