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Prairieview-Ogden Superintendent Vic White has agreed to remove the Pekin Life Insurance benefit from his contract.
The benefit costs the district $1,740 each year.
"The teachers agreed to take a lesser pay for next year; so I agreed to remove that benefit next year, saving the district $1,740. I feel that I need to do my part too," he said.
Also at the board of education meeting, held Dec. 10, PVO approved changing the time of the February board meeting to 8:30 p.m.
White says it is because he is coaching girls volleyball this year and has a game at 6 p.m.
The board also approved sending students to the Music in the Park event in St. Louis, April 26-27.
White said for the past five years the district has been sending students to the event.
Also at the meeting, the board discussed applying for a grant that would pay to place a small 5 kW wind turbine at the junior high in Flatville. The turbine would help decrease electrical usage, White said.
"It will not lower our rates but the amount we would have to purchase from the electricity company," White said.
The board also approved the 2012 tax levy which will be payable in 2013.
The total extension for last year was $1,691,733 and the board approved $1,795,000 for 2013.
"The assessor assessment that was sent to us for our EAV was 61,500,000," White said. "I am estimating our EAV to be close to 64,000,000 because farm assessment could be up close to 10% (the maximum)."
White said this could bring new revenue for the district without raising the tax rate.