BCC trustees approve funds, plumbing application

The Barton Neighborhood School Board of Trustees held its Revenue Neutral Charge listening to and general public budget listening to Tuesday, then proceeded to approve the 2022 spending plan as printed in the Wonderful Bend Tribune on July 30. No a person from the community was there to comment at possibly hearing.

The Revenue Neutral Charge, 32.328 mills, is the mill levy that would carry in the identical total of tax pounds as the previous calendar year. Barton’s proposed tax level for 2021-2022 is 33.050 mills, about the exact as past year, which in convert increases the tax ask for by about $236,362, Barton Vice President of Administration Mark Dean claimed. The county’s estimated valuation elevated this past calendar year, predominantly owing to the recovery of oil and gas.

Much like the other taxing entities, Barton receives somewhere around 95% of what is asked for, thanks to delinquent and unpaid taxes. The mill levy ask for is primarily based on the valuation estimate supplied by the County on June 10.

Plumbing system authorised

The trustees also approved a program to supply a plumbing certification application on the Excellent Bend campus. The plan was originally authorised to serve Barton’s correctional lover, the Larned Psychological Wellbeing Correctional Facility. Nonetheless, with the transform in the Kansas Division of Corrections service provider contract, the higher education has opted to change this plan to the campus. There is enough room to assist the program because of to the closure of the automotive application.

According to an executive summary of the proposal, the university will maintain the acceptance to supply the program at LCMHF with the hope it could assist programming at each the correctional facility and the Fantastic Bend campus in the future. 

According to O*Internet, the state will see a 6% development in the plumbing sector with a projected 620 once-a-year occupation openings. Annual wages typical $55,090.

The method will be taught for a person much more semester this slide at LCMHF, claimed Mary Foley, executive director of Workforce Schooling and Economic Growth.

“We are presently arranging on supplying the program for the initially time on campus starting up in January of 2022,” Foley claimed. “To do that, we however require acceptance from the Kansas Board of Regents. We hope to have approval in November.”

There is one particular complete-time college member who will make the changeover from the correctional facility to the campus program.

The 16-hour plumbing system addresses these subject areas are craft skills, security, plumbing fixtures and fittings, and commercial drawing. Soon after effective completion of the coursework, college students will receive NCCER Amount 1 Certification and an OSHA 10 card.

New Mission Statement

The board also reviewed its Crisis Interaction Approach and its Strategic Plan, and authorized a revised Mission Statement introduced by Todd Mobray, director of Institutional Investigate.

The previous mission assertion was:

• The Mission of Barton Neighborhood School is to give good quality educational possibilities that are available, affordable, continuously increasing and pupil-concentrated. Barton is driven to give an educational system that is understanding-centered, impressive, meets workforce needs, strengthens communities, and satisfies the requirements of a varied population.

The new mission assertion is:

• Barton delivers excellent and very affordable understanding options supporting pupil, neighborhood, and personnel requires.


Several new employees members ended up launched at the commence of the assembly. The board also accepted the adhering to new personnel:

• Dawne Hargrove – Shopper Assistance Representative (component-time) (Ft. Riley Campus)

• Colvin Hooser – Scholar Providers Expert (component-time) (Ft. Leavenworth Campus)

• James Henderson – Teacher (Hazardous Waste Worker Coaching) (Ft. Riley Campus) deal

• Dianna Holguin – Teacher (Nursing) (Barton Campus) deal

Credit card debt refinancing

Vice President Dean said the administration is on the lookout at refinancing certificates of participation. In accordance to the budget summary authorised throughout the conference, the faculty has $9,115,000 in outstanding indebtedness, which is the basic principle owned on lease-obtain items. Other BCC paperwork checklist these as construction tasks from 2008, dorm development/refinancing from 2013, and refinancing of certificates of participation for the library and the Complex Making in 2015.

If the financial debt can be refinanced at a decrease level, Dean will have a summary at the up coming examine session for board approval in September.