The Steelville School Board has reduced the real estate and personal property tax levy by a small amount for this year. The board held its annual public tax rate hearing on Thursday, August 16, and moved to approve the recommendations presented by Superintendent Mike Whittaker. The overall rate for this year will be 3.9225.
The Steelville School Board has approved a Student Support Plan to provide an additional $1,500 to teachers for time spent going above and beyond their contracted duties, with hopes expressed by several present that those responsible for approving the plans will work with individual teachers to find plans that work for them in supporting students.
The Steelville School Board held its regular monthly meeting, along with its annual tax rate hearing, on Thursday, August 16. Highlights from the meeting are as follows.
Eleven new teachers joined the staff of the Steelville School District for the 2018-2019 school year. The Steelville Star welcomes them to the area, and would like to introduce them to our readers.
“Home Sweet Home” is the theme for the 2018 Harvest Festival in Steelville. The annual celebration features a variety of fun activities and events for the whole family to enjoy. The festivities offered throughout the week are sponsored by several organizations in the community, including the Steelville Area Chamber of Commerce.