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Hallsville R-IV upgrades security

Posted on Friday, July 6, 2018 at 6:06 am

Members of the Hallsville R-IV Board of education have voted to make their district safer.

During their June 19 meeting the board voted to adopt a keyless entry system for their buildings. According to a district news release: “Keyless entries at the four main building entrances will allow for the district to better control and monitor access to our facilities. Discussion included possible number of key fobs, training needed for the system, and who may need access to building. The system will allow the district to know who enters the building and when.”

In related discussion, Ty Sides, district safety coordinator reported to the board he is scheduling safety drills and safety meetings for the 2018-19 school year.

Under the heading of finance, the board also voted in favor of issuing and selling $7,000,000 principal amount of general obligation bonds.

They also approved the 2018-019 district budget as presented by Jason Hoffman, the district’s budget consultant. In his presentation, Hoffman said: “At the conclusion of the 2017–18 fiscal year, the district has met the Board of Education’s 25% target for reserve balances.”

The proposed budget shows  $14,257,550 in estimate revenues, with operating revenues  predicted to be $13,041,089, up 2.2 percent from last  year, Hoffman said.

Total expenditures are projected at 12,373,220.