LF District levy for 2014 decreases by 12.59 percent

By Tina SnellStaff Writer

The Little Falls School Board voted Monday night to certify the levy for 2014. The $3.273 million is a $242,324 decrease from the proposed levy amount and a $471,245 (12.59 percent) decrease from the 2013 levy.

The 2014 general fund budget decreased $69,362 from 2013, or 0.28 percent. Expenditures are expected to drop by 1.71 percent or $434,125.

Revenue to the food service fund is expected to decrease by $18,253 or 1.63 percent during the 2013-14 school year. Its expenditures are predicted to increase by $76,159, or 6.8 percent.

The community service fund revenue is expected to increase by $51,893 from $788,903 in 2013 or 6.58 percent. Its expenditures are expected to decrease by $190, 0.02 percent from $811,577.

For more information concerning the certified levy, contact Little Falls Community Schools Business Manager Nancy Henderson at (320) 632-2021.

Little Falls School Board briefs


Other business conducted by the Little Falls School Board Monday night included:

• Hearing reports from Collette Cameron on the district’s Response to Intervention program and from Director of 21st Century Teaching and Learning Director Chris Grams on the MCA and MMR test results plus the three phases implemented to determine essential course outcomes, alignment of those outcomes and identify and create common assessments throughout the district;

• Hiring Jason Dreiling as the Little Falls Community Middle School golf coach;

• Accepting the resignations of Jessica Adamski as assistant varsity volleyball coach and Jaci Fritz as assistant varsity diving coach;

• Accepting a $2,081 grant from the Minnesota State High School League Foundation to help students with tuition, etc.; and

• Accepting gifts from Nathan and Jessica Waldvogel for the greenhouse ($280); Funding Factory for the Little Falls Community Middle School ($40.20); Rich and Jane Varriano ($200), Randy and Ann Walker ($200), Rich and Marge Olson ($150), Robert and Sue Olson ($300) and Robin Olson-Scholl ($100), all for the Lindbergh Elementary School’s clothing fund; and Public Access Video (Jerry Abraham) for labor and equipment to upgrade video wiring from the auditorium and gymnasium in the Little Falls Community High School to the video control room in the media center ($1,829).

The next School Board meeting will be held at the Morrison County Government Center Monday, Jan. 6, at 5 p.m.