Worth County Approves Tax Levy At August Session

Worth County School Board members approved the tax rate for the year and approved the education goals for the 2021-22 school year during a meeting held on Thursday night.

The Worth County School District’s levy will be $3.77 per hundred dollars of assessed valuation for the school year. The levy includes $3.52 in the operating levy and $0.25 in debt service. The district’s assessed valuation will be just under $30 million dollars.

Superintendent Chris Healy announced information from the Tri-County Health Department and plans to use ESSER III federal funding to allow certified staff members to provide tutoring and intervention opportunities for K through 12 students. The federal funding is intended to close learning gaps and provide student enrichment.

Elementary Principal Chuck Borey announced an anticipated enrollment of 143 students in kindergarten through 6th grades at Worth County. He also announced that ESSER III was used to purchase digital and printed math curriculum.

Worth County’s Board also accepted the resignation of Kandi Hughes after 23 years as the school board’s secretary and bookkeeper. She will continue to help train new district bookkeeper and board secretary, Abby Hern, until the middle of October.

Worth County’s first day of school with students will be Tuesday, August 24th.