On April 2, voters within the Cole County R-V School District will have two issues on the ballot:
- Proposition Supporting Teachers
- Proposition Supporting Students
This web page will contain information about each of these issues. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Mr. Charley Burch, Superintendent at (573) 498-4007 or email Mr. Burch.
You may also reach out to any member of the Election Committee. It is comprised of local parents, business and civic leaders, and young adults who are donating their time to help spread the word about the election and ballot issues. These members are:
- Dusty Acklie
- Shawn Boessen
- Jen Colvin
- Jesse Crum
- Amanda Graham
- Jeanne Hammond
- Marla Kirkweg
- Alan McNeely
- Braeden Short
- Derek Sommerer
- Evan Twehus
- Tracy Wunderlich
Shall the Board of Education of the Cole County R-V School District, Missouri, be authorized to increase the operating tax levy by $0.6800 from $3.4288 to $4.1088 per one hundred dollars of assessed valuation for the purposes of retaining and attracting quality teachers and support staff as well as meeting additional operating expenses?
(If this proposition is approved, the adjusted operating tax levy of the District is estimated to increase by $0.6800 from $3.4288, currently, to $4.1088 per one hundred dollars of assessed valuation for the 2024 Tax Year and will be applied to the assessed valuation for each year thereafter.)
Shall the Board of Education of the Cole County R-V School District, Missouri, borrow money in the amount of Two Million Dollars ($2,000,000) for the purpose of providing funds to construct a new security entrance into the High School; to renovate the existing Elementary School playground to expand ADA compliance and accessibility; to the extent funds are available, complete upgrades and improvements to classrooms and agriculture facilities as well as other existing facilities of the District; and issue general obligation bonds for the payment thereof resulting in an estimated increase to the debt service property tax levy of $0.1417 per one hundred dollars of assessed valuation?
(If this proposition is approved, the adjusted debt service levy of the School District is estimated to increase from $0.2383 to $0.3800 per one hundred dollars of assessed valuation of real and personal property.)