Thursday, December 11, 2003

Lakota budget in progress


In the schools

LIBERTY TWP. - The Lakota Board of Education has called a special meeting for 7:30 a.m. Saturday at Lakota Central Office, 5572 Princeton Road.

The board will discuss the proposed facilities plan, the current budget and future operating budgets to determine what kind of money issue it will place on the March 2 ballot.

Last month, treasurer Alan Hutchinson told board members it would take a 12-mill levy to maintain programs and stave off a $15 million deficit expected by June 2005. An additional 2.44 mills are needed to fund a plan calling for construction of two new schools and improvements.

Board members told administrators to come back with a package of cuts and a ballot request of less than 10 mills.

Mason High School students baby-sit

MASON - Baby-sitting will be offered 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday in the Mason Middle School Commons, 770 S. Mason-Montgomery Road, by members of the high school's student government.

Donations will be accepted and used for the "Kids Count" activities. Parents should provide snacks for their children.

Information: 398-5025, or correalem@mason.k12.oh.us.

Warren County site offers GED this week

LEBANON - Testing for the General Equivalency Diploma will begin at 5 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at the Warren County Career Center, 3525 N. Ohio 48. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 932-8145, ext. 5225. Those taking the test should be registered through the State of Ohio.

Ross board to voteon 2 proposed levies

ROSS TWP. - The Dec. 15 meeting of the Ross Board of Education has been rescheduled for 8 p.m. Monday at Morgan Elementary School, 3427 Chapel Road.

The board is expected to take the final vote to put a 3-mill permanent improvement levy and a 1-mill operating levy on the March 2 ballot.

Kings orchestra students to perform

DEERFIELD TWP. - Kings junior and senior high school orchestra students will present a concert at 7 p.m. today in the high school auditorium, 5500 Columbia Road.

Mason choral students plan holiday concert

MASON - "An Elegant Holiday'' will be presented by the Mason High School choral department at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the high school commons, 6100 S. Mason-Montgomery Road.

The program includes performances by six choral groups. To reserve a ticket, $10, call 398-5025, ext. 30270.

West Elementary collects winter gear

FAIRFIELD - The West Elementary School Student Council is sponsoring a hat, mitten and glove collection through Dec. 18.

Students are encouraged to earn enough money at home in order to buy one of these items to be placed on the Christmas tree in the lobby.

District-wide, barrels for the Toys For Tots Program have been placed in each school.

E-mail school news to suek@infionline or fax to 755-4150.




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