Education

The Monticello School District held its annual truth in taxation meeting Monday evening, the state-mandated meeting that gives taxpayers an opportunity to hear detailed information about tax levies and to comment if they choose. No members of the public attended the meeting, but it wasn’t hard to guess why; a zero percent levy increase doesn’t [...]

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Unofficial results for Tuesday night’s Monticello School Board election have been reported. These results were posted on the district’s website Tuesday night and will become official when accepted by the school board at its meeting on Nov. 12. Robbie Smith – 528 votes William Spartz – 394 votes Carol McNaughton – 346 votes Nicole Soucy [...]

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There aren’t many measurements where schools find satisfaction in being below average, but spending on administrative positions is one area where the Monticello district prides itself on being consistently below state and national averages. Starting July 1, the district added another administrator to their lineup when they hired former Little Mountain Principal Joe Dockendorf for [...]

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The Monticello Chamber of Commerce & Industry sponsored a candidate forum Oct. 21, just over two weeks before the Nov. 5 school board election that will fill three open seats on the six-member board. Forum moderators and chamber board members Tara Thurber and Janine Kopff told the audience that serving on the school board is [...]

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Three Monticello District 882 School Board seats are up for re-election on the Nov. 5 General Election ballot. Current board members Liz Leitch-Sell and Scott Hill have decided not to seek re-election, leaving Robbie Smith as the only incumbent in the 2013 race. Five new candidates join Smith on the ballot: Carol McNaughton, Kerry Schmitz, [...]

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