HOWARD — Following an executive session to discuss personnel and property, the East Knox School board voted to move forward with the sale at public auction of the Bladensburg school building and the surrounding 14 acres, more or less. It directed the district administration to seek appropriate legal counsel and authorized Treasurer Jessi Busenburg to take the necessary steps to advertise the property for sale.
The board also authorized the auction of the contents of the building, which would include miscellaneous items such as classroom equipment, cafeteria tables and shelving.
The district expressed its appreciation for out-going board members Craig Campbell, 12 years on the board, Renee McDaniel, 12 years, and Bob Durbin, eight years. Presenting plaques to the trio, Superintendent Steve Larcomb said, “Thanks for all you’ve done for the district. You have persevered through tough times. We appreciate your dedication to our students.”
Busenburg reported expenses for November were $25,000 less than estimated, and total expenses for the fiscal year so far are $77,000 less than estimated. As far as revenues are concerned, she said it is still unclear as to how much state foundation funding the district will receive. Busenburg also reported the financial audit of the district has been completed and the report is available online through the Auditor of State’s Office.
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