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From The News-Courier staff—
BENJAMIN—The Benjamin Independent School District approved calling for a $21 million bond election on the Nov. 3, 2020, ballot.
The board approved the motion, which was initially passed on Feb. 10, 2020, during its August meeting last week.
“We will have more information coming out soon concerning town hall meetings, etc.,” said Interim Superintendent Gordon Thomas.
Also during the meeting, the board held a budget workshop and proposed a tax rate of .96300 cents per $100 valuation for 2020-2021.
In other business, the trustees approved the following for the 2020-2021 school year: students handbook, student code of conduct, extracurricular code of conduct, employee handbook, emergency operations plan, yearly tax collection contract with Knox County Appraisal District, asynchronous learning plan, and the TEA out-of-district transportation waiver.
In addition, local policies were revised as recommended by TASB Policy Service.
Thomas also reported on projected enrollment, staff development, and volleyball/football workouts and discussed Gilliland school property and certified property tax values.