Westville school board adopts tax levy
WESTVILLE — School board members have adopted a $2.34 million tax levy for the upcoming school year, an amount that is expected to generate an additional $110,400 for the district.
Superintendent Jim Owens said at this week's meeting that he expects the assessed valuation of property in the district to increase slightly next year — from its current level of about $45 million to about $47.5 million.
Any additional revenue generated by the new levy will be used to try to offset the $600,000 less in revenues the district expects to receive from the state, Owens said.
In other business, Judith Giacoma Elementary School Principal Larry Eastin said that, following the tragic school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., he has re-emphasized to staff the importance of following safety protocols. Exterior doors are locked during the school day, and visitors are required to check in at the office and receive visitors' passes for identification.