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Tax Levy Decided at OPS Board Meeting

ops3 300OWENSBORO, Ky. (8/26/13) – A general fund tax levy of 82.1 cents on real and personal property was voted to take effect in 2014 by the OPS Board of Education on Thursday. The rate will remain the same as last year.
 
“(We need to) balance the needs of the children with the needs of the tax payers,” Cate Lauzon, Board Member, said.
 
Teacher salaries raises were discussed for clarification purposes from a prior meeting. After the annual budget is decided and the city tax raise is put in effect, teachers will receive a one percent or better raise starting in 2014.
 
The Board of Education Super Council meeting will take place on Sept. 3 at 5 p.m. This meeting will be attended by representatives of the site-based council from every building in the district. Attendees will learn how to build community and culture within their schools.
 
A video was viewed, which was produced by the technology department at OPS, showing what teachers from Cravens Elementary and Estes Elementary schools learned from a seminar in Napa, Calif. In the seminar, the teachers learned how to incorporate project-based learning into their classrooms. Since the trip to California, Cravens and Estes schools have created daily teambuilding activities for students such as creating a blueprint for a classroom and redecorating the outside of the school. The activities help with cooperation, community, creativity, and critical thinking, as well as provide for children’s budget projects such as creating their own homework. The instruction may not be traditional, but the kids are “learning in failure” and integrating different school subjects daily, said teachers.
 
“They stepped out wanting to do education differently,” Jimmy Lyddane, Principal of Cravens Elementary, said.
 
Superintendent Nick Brake discussed the smooth start to the new school year, and said he has been inside classrooms in every building to witness interactions between teachers and students.
 
“I’m seeing really engaged teaching and learning,” Brake said.
 
The next OPS School Board luncheon is scheduled for Thurs., Aug. 29 at 11 a.m.
 
Taylor Riley
SurfKY News

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