USC Board Receives an Update on Enrollment Numbers, Talks Next Year’s Levy

The United South Central School Board addressed a number of questions and concerns brought forth by District patrons regarding the coronavirus at last week’s regularly scheduled meeting for September.


Issues that were discussed ranged from certain students wearing masks, while the majority weren’t, to the District being able to recruit substitute teachers when needed because of people not wearing masks.


During the meeting, it was noted that the district wide enrollment for grades K-6 is up this year, while enrollment for grades 7-12 has remained steady.


The Board reviewed the District’s current year operating budget and approved a proposed tax levy for the coming school year.  The tax levy amount for the new year was set at $3.5 million, which is $132,000 less than the current year.


In personnel matters, the Board accepted the resignation of Jim Willner as a School Bus Driver, effective immediately.  The Board approved the hiring of Mikayla Wegner as a new elementary teacher, Adam Rajtar as a special education teacher, Karen Brandenburg as a Van Driver, Marie Galagan as a new media associate, Shanaya Luecht and Ryan Murphey as cooks helpers and Ryan Murphey as a school resource office employee.