AlWood official: 1-cent tax would help county schools


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Originally Posted Online: March 20, 2013, 8:19 pm
Last Updated: March 31, 2013, 7:17 pm
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By Sherrie Taylor, rnstytlr@winco.net

WOODHULL — AlWood superintendent Shannon Bumann said that if voters approve a one-cent sales tax hike on the April 9 ballot, the money would be used to make improvements in county schools.

That would include "replacement of locks on doors, cameras and buzzers for entrances, life safety work, including for the boilers and the gymnasium roof, work that is outside the regular budget," he said.

"We're (AlWood) a small player in district size, but all administrators feel the need to find new revenue in the face of state cuts happening all the time," Mr. Bumann said.

In other business, the board approved the 2013-14 school calendar, with registration on Aug. 1 and the first day of school on Aug. 14.




















 




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1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
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