The Bethalto School Board has tabled discussions on a ten-cent decrease to their existing tax levy after the Bethalto Education Association presented them with a petition asking the board to sustain the current tax levy at last night's meeting. One hundred fourty-five members of the BEA signed the petition that was handed to board President Tom Biermann at last night's board meeting.
BEA President Rachel Catanzaro (Cat-an-zar-o) explains the stance of the BEA:
If accepted, the new levy would cost the district nearly $300-thousand more over the next ten years.
In other business, the board also agreed to two separate resolutions, which will limit them to how they will be able use bonds. It unanimously passed measures indicating it will not spend more than $850-thousand from the working cash fund bonds of the District, and no more than $950-thousand from the funding bonds from the District. School auditor Dennis Rose also presented the district audit to the board, which revealed the still state owes the district nearly $1-million in promised funding.