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Slater school board considers tuition hike, approves FFA float trip

Monday, June 16, 2008

The Slater Board of Education met Friday, June 6, to examine tuition prices for the 2008-2009 school year.

"I would like for you to consider raising tuition," said Superintendent John McEachern. "It's a little bit more economically feasible."

Slater's current tuition is $3,500 per year. While McEachern is interested in upping the price for out-of-town students, he made it clear he wants to stay below Marshall's price of $4,200.

"I don't want to run kids away," he said.

A decision will be made on the tuition matter during the next board meeting.

The board gave its approval for an FFA float trip to take place on June 25-26.

FFA members will float on the Niangua River in Lebanon and they will be lodging at the Sand Spring Resort.

Accommodations at Sand Spring Resort will cost $14 per student, and canoes for floating will run $15 per participant.

Board members also considered the effects of Senate Bill 711, a bill that recently received approval in the Missouri Legislature

The bill will allow tax rate increases to fluctuate because of reassessment, as opposed to current regulations, which dictate that tax increases set the rate limit for that particular year.

Approval of this bill has been unpopular amongst many in the education field.

"That's (approval of SB 711) going to put a little tightening around the waist," McEachern said.

Contact Travis Watts at marshallreporter@socket.net



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