The Vandalia School Board met on Tuesday–their first monthly meeting since the resignation of Superintendent of Schools Rich Well and the first meeting under interim Superintendent Nick Casey. The Vandalia School Board approved the district’s tax levy during its meeting on Tuesday evening. District Business Manager Lori Meseke presented the tax levy numbers informing the board that Supervisor of Assessments Cindi Lotz was estimating a 2% change in the Equalized Assessed Valuation (EAV) which would give an estimated tax levy of 5.13% for the district which is down slightly from last year’s amount of 5.18%. Following the presentation of all levy information, the board unanimously approved the tax levy.
Also at the meeting, the board heard an update from Meseke on the district’s finances. Meseke said all fund balances are currently strong. However, the district is currently waiting on a large amount of funds from the state. General state aid has been coming in on time, but the district has not yet received any categorical funds for the year and have not received their Title I funding.
In other business, the board approved fuel, motor oil and tire bids and set the Vandalia High School graduation date for May 19, 2018 at 7pm.