Archive for Tuesday, August 11, 1998


August 11, 1998


The Ottawa school board on Monday night approved a budget for the 1998-99 school year slightly higher than the current year's budget.

The board approved a $9.54 million budget for next year, slightly more than this year's $9.37 million, board president Cheryl Sylvester said.

The mill levy in the district will decrease from 27 mills to 20 mills, in part because of increased property valuations and a lower local option budget.

A mill is $1 in property taxes for every $1,000 in assessed valuation.

In other business, the board approved a $277,209 bid for Alexander Open Systems of Lenexa for wiring in the middle school for a wide area computer network system.

The work will include fiberoptic cable and other wiring, linking the middle school to the Internet and Franklin County network, Sylvester said.

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