Tag Archives: Scotland County R-I School District

SCR-I School District to Make  Lease Certificates Available to Local Investors

The Board of Education of the Scotland County R-I School District, Missouri has instructed its Underwriter, L.J. Hart & Company of St. Louis, Missouri, to make the $1,145,000 Lease Certificates of Participation financing available to local individual and institutional investors.  The proceeds from these Certificates will be used for the construction of a building addition […]

SCR-I to Transition Administration Office Space into Classrooms

The Scotland County R-I School District is undergoing a few changes for the 2017-2018 school year in an effort to meet the academic and safety needs of students and staff. “This effort is taking place to maximize instructional opportunities to benefit student learning,” said Superintendent Ryan Bergeson “Student achievement, safety, and security are the top […]

April 4th Election to Decide Fate of Proposed School Expansion

With a goal of improved student safety as well as expanding and upgrading facilities, the Scotland County R-I School District will ask voters on Tuesday to approve a $1.6 million tax levy issue. Proposition 2 on the April 4th ballot will seek to implement a $0.16 debt service levy that would allow the district to […]

Public Survey Shows Support for School Tax Proposal Minus Extracurricular Expenditures

  The Scotland County R-I School Board of Education met in special session on Monday, May 2 to review the Proposition 2 surveys that were submitted by  stakeholders from the community. More than 200 responses were received both online and via printed surveys submitted at various locations. “We would like to thank everyone for their […]

Voters to Decide Tax Issues, Local Boards at April 5th Election

A pair of tax levy issues with big price tags will highlight the April 5th general municipal election ballot in Scotland County. Voters in the city of Memphis will decide the fate of a proposed $7.9 million waterworks and sewer system revenue bond issue to help fund proposed improvements to the city’s water and sewer […]

New Levy Proposal Trims $1 Million From School Improvements Price Tag

More than 40 years since the last time they approved a debt service levy for the school district, voters will face a ballot question, whether or not to financially support a construction project at Scotland County R-I School district.  Voters will be asked to decide the fate of a ballot proposal seeking to generate funds […]

School Board Approves Projected Deficit Budget for 2015-16 School Year

The Scotland County R-I Board of Education met in regular session on Monday, June 15, 2015.  President Sam Berkowitz called the regular meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. with six members present. Cole Tippett was absent. The board unanimously approved a budget for the 2015-2016 school year that is projecting deficit spending of $240,844. The […]

SCR-I Loses Funding Option for Early Childhood Center

The Scotland County R-I School District likely will have to go back to the drawing board once again in the effort to create an early childhood learning center. Last week the SCR-I Board of Education rescinded an action to place a $0.10 cent levy increase on the August ballot. Just a day after unanimously approving […]

Lack of Grant Funding Derails Plan for SCR-I Early Childhood Center

A shortfall in state and federal funding made a proposal for a local tax levy extremely short lived. At the May 12th meeting of the Scotland County R-I Board of Education, the board voted 7-0 to pursue a $0.10 tax levy increase to help fund construction of an Early Childhood Center. The following day, the […]

Reserves Allowing SCR-I School District to Weather 7th Consecutive Deficit Spending Budget

The Scotland County R-I Board of Education met in regular session on Monday, December 15, 2014. President George Koontz called the regular meeting to order at 6:30 p.m., with six members present.  Randy Tobler arrived at 6:52 p.m. Financial Update – Superintendent Ryan Bergeson presented a financial update for the board “At this time, we […]