TRUSTEE RESOLUTION CALLING FOR AN ELECTION

BE IT RESOLVED, that on January 12, 2021 at the regular meeting of the Grass Range School Board of Trustees of School District #27, of Fergus County, State of Montana, will hold the Annual Regular School Election on Tuesday, the 3rd day of May, 2021, which date is not less than seventy (70) days after the passage of this resolution.

Voting will take place in the Grass Range School located at 310 East 2nd Street, Grass Range, Montana where the polls will be open from 12:00 Noon until 8:00 p.m.

If necessary, the purpose is for elementary and/or high school GENERAL LEVY ELECTIONS for the operation and maintenance of the Grass Range Schools for the 2021-2022 school year; a TRUSTEE ELECTION to elect two (2) trustees for three year terms; and an elementary and/or high school BUILDING RESERVE LEVY ELECTION for the purpose of adding to the building reserve fund to facilitate building, remodeling, furnishing, repairing or adding onto the buildings of the Grass Range School.

If it is later determined that any portion of the election is not required, the Board of Trustees authorizes Jamie Goss, election administrator, to cancel that portion of the election in accordance with 13-1-304 and 20-3-313, MCA.

Three qualified electors of this District shall be appointed to act as judges.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the clerk of this school district is hereby directed to notify the election judges of their appointment and to notify the county election administrator of the date of holding said election, and request him/her to close registration and to prepare and furnish election materials as required by law. If any of these judges should not be able to serve, the election administrator will choose a replacement from certified judges.

 

 

In accordance with District Policy: 1014FE-F1 FLEXIBILITY AND EFFICIENCY

Resolution of Intent to Impose an Increase in Levies

As an essential part of its budgeting process, the Grass Range School District #27 Board of Trustees is authorized by law to impose levies to support its budget. The Trustees estimates the following increases/decreases in revenues and mills for the funds noted below for the next school fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021, using certified taxable valuations from the current school fiscal year as provided to the district:

Elementary Fund
Supported

Estimated Change
in Revenues*

Estimated Change
in Mills*

Estimated Impact,
Home of $100,000*

Estimated Impact,
Home of $200,000*

Adult Education

$0.00

0

$0.00

$0.00

Bus Depreciation

$24,359.60

11.88

$16.04

$32.08

Transportation

$1,400.00

.68

$0.92

$1.84

Technology

$0.00

0

$0.00

$0.00

Building Reserve

$5,250.00

2.56

$3.46

$6.91

Flexibility

$0.00

0

$0.00

$0.00

Total

$31,009.60

15.12

$145.51

$291.02

 

High School Fund
Supported

Estimated Change
in Revenues*

Estimated Change
in Mills*

Estimated Impact,
Home of $100,000*

Estimated Impact,
Home of $200,000*

Adult Education

$0.00

0

$0.00

$0.00

Bus Depreciation

$15,837.10

7.29

$9.84

$19.69

Transportation

$1,400.00

.64

$0.87

$1.74

Technology

$0.00

0

$0.00

$0.00

Building Reserve

$5,250.00

2.42

$3.26

$6.53

Flexibility

$0.00

0

$0.00

$0.00

Total

$22,487.10

10.35

$115.76

$231.51

*Impacts above are based on current certified taxable valuations from the current school fiscal year.

Regarding the increase in the building reserve levies referenced above, the following are school facility maintenance projects anticipated to be conducted with these funds:

  1. Asbestos removal and replacement flooring including removal and installation of flooring and furnishings.
  2. Parking lot and bus pad repair, reconfiguration and replacement/upgrades including equipment and fixtures.
  3. Sidewalk improvements/additions.
  4. Gym facilities repair, expansion, remodeling including equipment and fixtures.
  5. Interior door upgrades to fire/safety codes and exterior shop door upgrade for energy efficiency to include hardware and instillation.
  6. Old school well under outside basketball court improvement and cement pad repair/replacement.
  7. Upgrade walk-in freezer to a cooler and add a walk-in freezer, cement pad and exterior coverings.
  8. Upgrade/expand telephone system.

The Grass Range School Board of Trustees has done its due diligence in providing an accurate estimate, but will not have final numbers until budgets and mills for all budgeted funds are considered in August in accordance with MCA 20-9-131.  The Trustees will also review the overall mills in all budgeted funds for the next fiscal year and will then determine if the increase in the building reserve will be milled.

Legal Reference:              SB 307, 2017 Legislative Session

DATED this 9th day of February, 2021.