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Debate on new tax class continues

A proposed fourth property tax classification passed the House Taxation committee on a 12-3 vote on Thursday.   House Bill 1086 would create a new tax levy for a school district’s general fund for leased property; removing it from the commercial levy. Agricultural and owner-occupied property classifications round out the four taxable levies.   The …

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Important week for K-12 funding

K-12 education’s funding conversation got started this week in the legislature and takes its turn on center stage soon with bill hearings for legislation that would return the per-student allocation to its high-point of $4,805 and another that would guarantee a minimum, annual increase of two percent to funding for schools.   “The Associated School …

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Two for one on Common Core

Two of the three bills related to Common Core passed through the Senate on Thursday. ASBSD supports the implementation of the Common Core Standards.   An amended version of Senate Bill 63, which protects the privacy of individual student records by prohibiting the collection of student information including, political affiliation, religious practices and family gun ownership among …

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