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Goessel attendance rising

Staff writer

Goessel school attendance has increased by 13 students, and that growth will bring additional state aid to the schools.

After an uncontested budget hearing Aug. 13, school board members voted to adopt the budget as presented.

“The budget increased a bit from last year due to higher enrollment,” superintendent John Fast said. “With that growth, we raised our capital outlay from 4 mills to 7 mills — without an increase in patrons’ taxes.”

Three things allowed the mill to increase without additional taxes to residents, Fast said.

“First, we had an increase in appraised property values” he said. “Next was an increase in enrollment and third, more state aid coming in.”

Board members hired Ben Gardner as assistant football coach.

An all fall sports preview meeting will be 5 p.m. Friday at the junior/senior high building.

Last modified Aug. 23, 2018