Tecumseh Public Schools seeks $75k in sales tax funds for school farm

By Adam Ewing | shawneestandard@gmail.com

The Pottawatomie County Board of County Commissioners could approve Tecumseh Public Schools to utilize $75,000 of their available sales tax funds to pay for a school farm project at the Oct. 19 meeting.

As of Sept. 30, Tecumseh Public Schools had $492,941.31 available.

A resolution passed on Aug. 31, 2015 and went into effect July 1, 2016, allowing schools a portion of a half-penny sales tax to help pay various bills.

The .495 cents us divided between each of the 14 public school districts in Pottawatomie County based upon annual accounting of the average daily attendance of students within each district. The funds are to be utilized towards building, transportation, safety and technology needs. Sales tax revenues can not be utilized to pay salaries.

The remaining .005 cents was utilized for the construction, acquisition, maintenance and operation of the One Safe Place Family Justice Center in Pottawatomie County.

The commissioners will open bids and award Maud Fire Department a water tender fabrication system.

Consideration and action will be taken on approving a funding agreement for Rock Creek Bridge project.

Watch previous county commission meetings on our YouTube channel. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLmzGMvTASgEzKnTmJEuTwSgjdwDxZlGkS

See the full agenda below.