Revised 6-3 12:00pm
The proposed 68 cents per $100 valuation increase in the Chillicothe R-II School District failed at the polls Tuesday. Superintendent Dan Wiebers says that means they will need to make some tough decisions.
Wiebers says he was disappointed with the results of Tuesday’s election. Recent withholdings from the state of Missouri, the need for additional expenditures for protection of students and staff in regards to COVID-19, and an already tight budget, will leave the district no choice but to make difficult decisions for the 2020-2021 school year.
Recommendations of possible cuts will be brought to the Chillicothe R-II School Board when they meet June 16th. Those recommendations will be included in the budget which will be presented for approval at a special meeting on Monday, June 29th.
He says every attempt will be made to protect the educational offerings for the students of the district, but unfortunately, the decline in school funds will require the district to make difficult decisions that will affect administrators, teachers, non-certified staff, and students.