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Archive for Tuesday, August 11, 1998

TONGANOXIE SCHOOLS APPROVE BUDGET

August 11, 1998

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Tonganoxie - The Tonganoxie school board wants to move the Tonganoxie High School graduation back to a weekend.

The board on Monday night discussed moving graduation to a Saturday next spring. No action was taken. But the board may vote on the matter in a few weeks, Supt. Richard Erickson said.

This year, graduation was held on a Tuesday night, making it difficult for out-of-town relatives to be there, Erickson said.

In other business, the board approved a $9.14 million budget for the 1998-99 school year, up from the current budget of $8.35 million.

The mill levy is expected to decrease from 42.99 mills this year to 35.64 mills next year, he said.

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

Heat controls, budget

on board's mind

Perry -- The Perry-Lecompton school board on Monday night approved an engineering study for computerized environmental controls for the Perry-Lecompton High School.

The engineering study, which will be conducted by a yet-to-be-determined company, will cost $3,000 to $4,000, Supt. Henry Murphy said.

Depending on results of the study, the board will then decide whether to approve an estimated $112,000 for controls and materials for a computerized temperature system at the school, he said.

Such a system could end up saving the district money in the long run, Murphy said.

In other business, the board approved a $5.73 million budget for the 1998-99 school year, slightly more than the $5.6 million budget this year.

The levy will drop from 42.69 mills this year to 37.66 mills next year, Murphy said.

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

Police investigating

assault reports

Police are investigating two reports of aggravated assault in which someone allegedly pointed a firearm at two different people in the 1000 block of Connecticut late Sunday and early Monday.

In the first incident, a 17-year-old girl reported she had a gun pointed at her around midnight.

In the second incident, a 13-year-old boy reported someone pointed a gun at him a few minutes after midnight.

The victims did not know each other, but the suspect in both incidents is believed to be the same person, police said. There were no injuries.

Anyone with information about either incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 843-TIPS (8477).

Library displays

parody quilt

``Death Becomes Her,'' a quilt parodying the death of Sunbonnet Sue, recently exhibited at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, will be on exhibit during the month of August at the Lawrence Public Library.

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