Mid-Prairie CSD


Mid-Prairie Community School District
Kalona, Wellman, West Chester
Mid-Prairie Central Office Community Room, Wellman, IA 52356
March 25, 2024 – 6:15 p.m.

President Jake Snider called the meeting to order.
Board members present: Randy Billups, Denise Chittick, Gabrielle Frederick, Jed Seward, Jake Snider.
Board members absent: Mary Allred and Ryan Schlabaugh.
Staff Present: Superintendent Brian Stone, School Business Official/Board Secretary Jeff Swartzentruber
Denise Chittick moved to adopt the agenda as presented. Seconded by Gabrielle Frederick. Motion carried 5-0.
Public Hearing at 6:15 P.M. for the 2024-2025 Proposed Property Tax Levy
Board President Snider opened the Public Hearing at 6:17 p.m. He asked if anyone from the Public wished to speak on the 2024-2025 School Year Proposed Property Tax Levy. Two people asked questions for clarification of whether their taxes would increase. School Business Official Swartzentruber explained the current rate and process as compared to the previous year. Also, the downward rate of change was noted for a residential property for taxes for Fiscal Year 2024-2025. During the hearing SBO Swartzentruber stated that taxes on a $100,000 home would decrease by $15.37. In fact that was incorrect as it is a 15.37% decrease and a $111 tax decrease as stated in the recent mailing to all residents in the District by the Washington County Auditors Office. Snider closed the Public Hearing at 6:22 p.m.

The meeting adjourned at 6:23 p.m.

President, Jake Snider
Secretary, Jeffrey C. Swartzentruber

Published in The News, Thursday, April 4, 2024 L-53