Basehor-Linwood hearing being rescheduled

Some local school boards will be conducting public hearings next week for proposed 2018-2019 budgets.

But the Basehor-Linwood Board of Education’s hearing is being rescheduled. That hearing was scheduled for Monday as part of a regular meeting of the board.

And while the Basehor-Linwood board may still meet next week, the public hearing is being rescheduled for Aug. 22.

Superintendent David Howard said a mistake was discovered Thursday in a notice of the hearing that was planned for Monday. The notice, which was published in the newspaper earlier this month, includes information about the proposed budget.

But information in the notice about proposed expenditures for a Basehor-Linwood and Tonganoxie special education cooperative is incorrect. The notice indicated that zero dollars were budgeted for the cooperative for the upcoming year.

Howard said the notice will be republished Saturday with the correct information. But state law requires the board to wait at least 10 days after publication before conducting the hearing. This is why the hearing has been rescheduled for 6 p.m. Aug. 22 at the school district office, 2008 N. 155th St.

The notice that previously was published in the newspaper shows the district’s tax levy remaining flat at 60.754 mills. Howard said this will not change when the notice is republished.

Mills are used in determining property taxes.

The Easton Board of Education will be having a public hearing for that district’s proposed budget at 6 p.m. Thursday at the district office, 32502 Easton Road.

According to information published by the school district, the proposed budget will keep the mill levy for the Easton school system almost flat. The levy would decrease only slightly from 53.237 mills to 53.210 mills.

After the hearing is concluded, board members can vote to approve the budget.

The Lansing Board of Education will have a public hearing Monday. The Lansing district’s proposed budget also shows a slight decrease in the mill levy from 58.958 mills to 58.949 mills.

The Lansing school board’s hearing will be part of a meeting that is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. Aug. 13 at Lansing Intermediate School, 509 Ida St.

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