The Mountain View School Board accepted the resignation of high school principal Robert Presley and, after a mid-meeting executive session on Monday, set his last date of service as July 12.
Presley’s notice was submitted on Tuesday, June 4, and as a special meeting had been scheduled for Wednesday, June 5, for a list of personnel matters, the principal’s resignation was reviewed at that time and again Monday during executive sessions immediately prior to and midway through the board’s regular business meeting.
Presley cited personal reasons and a job offer from Riverside High School. “It is time for me to make a decision for me, for my health and for my professional development,” he said. “I want to thank the board of education for the opportunity to work here for nine years. Big academic strides have been made.”
Board President Jason Richmond thanked Presley for his years of service. “Our teachers appreciate how you had their backs, and we appreciate you.” he said, wishing him the best of luck.
District tax rates were set, and the Homestead/Farmstead Exclusion amount was approved by the board.
The 2019-20 annual tax levy was approved as follows: 42.5979 mills real estate tax, $5 per capita tax under Act. 511, $5 per capita tax under Section 679 of the Public School Code, Occupational Assessment Tax at 100 mills, 0.5 percent Earned Income Tax under Act 51, and 1 percent real estate transfer tax. The discount amount is 2 percent and ends on Aug. 31, 2019. Face period begins on Sept. 1, 2019 and ends on Oct. 31, 2019. The last day to pay tax collector is Dec. 31, 2019. The last day to pay tax collector is Dec. 31, 2019. Installment payments are due by Aug. 31, 2019, Sept. 30, 2019, and Oct. 31, 2019, respectively.
The 2019 Homestead and Farmstead Exclusion was approved in the amount of $523,056.60. There are 2,260 eligible homesteads and 138 farmsteads in the district.
The board will adopt the district’s final 2019-20 budget at the June 24 meeting.
School breakfast and lunch prices were also approved for the 2019-20 school year. High school breakfast was set at $1.10 for students and $2 for adults. High school lunch was set at $2.25 for students and $3.50 for adults. Elementary breakfast was set at $1.10 for students and $2 for adults. Elementary lunch was set at $2 for students and $3.50 for adults.
Regional Manager Melissa Hatala and Erin Kiryluk of Nutrition Inc. gave a presentation on the Food Service budget, with samples of strawberry shortcake for board members.