North Platte school board members Monday night will review their property tax situation and consider updates to the district’s handbooks, policies and 2019-20 and 2020-21 school calendars.

The meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. in the McKinley Education Center, 301 West F St.

District documents show property tax receipts have bounced back significantly since the board approved emergency short-term borrowing May 14.

Its issuance of $3.7 million in “tax anticipation notes” followed that morning’s decision by Lincoln County commissioners to remove first-year County Treasurer Lorie Koertner after four months in office.

Public release of a Nebraska Auditor of Public Accounts report on the County Treasurer’s Office was still pending as of Friday afternoon.

The district’s property tax receipts, which are forwarded by the county, were almost $3.34 million lower between August and April than over the same period in the 2017-18 fiscal year.

That gap had shrunk to $212,264 at the end of May, according to the June monthly financial report available for download on the district’s agenda page

April school tax collections fell $2.36 million short of the same month a year earlier, but May’s collections were almost $3.13 million higher than in May 2018, the report says.

Besides hearing the district’s regular monthly reports, board members will decide whether to approve updates to the student and employee handbooks and update policies on internet safety and handling complaints

They’ll also be asked to approve updates to the proposed calendars for the next two school years.

Classes for 2019-20 will begin Aug. 19 and 20, with graduation set for May 17 and summer dismissal on May 20.

Reviews of policies on student drug testing and preventing dating violence also appear on Monday night’s agenda.

Current policies, handbooks and proposed calendars are available on the district’s agenda page.

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