By Rich Wicks | Times Vedette

At the joint meeting of the ACGC school boards on March 20, each board set the dates for upcoming public hearings.

For Adair-Casey, a public hearing will be held on March 27 at 7 p.m. for the proposed property tax rate.

For Guthrie Center, the proposed property tax rate hearing will be April 3 at 7 p.m.

For both schools, the certified budget public hearing will be April 17 at 7 p.m. at the high school in Guthrie Center. A joint school boards meeting will immediately follow the hearing on April 17.

Superintendent Josh Rasmussen gave a legislative update regarding Gov. Reynolds’ efforts to increase teacher salaries.

“Today, I got an email…that said they came to an agreement today. It’s going to the floor tomorrow, and they’re going to vote on it,” said Rasmussen. “With that is going to come some changes to AEA, a little more local control.”

Rasmussen explained further how the AEA change will impact ACGC Schools.

“We’re going to have to use AEA support at the beginning,” he said. “We don’t have those tools or those resources within our own system, so we have to go out and find that somewhere.”

Board member Blair Carney noted an upcoming event.

“The Boys and Girls Club primary fundraiser is this weekend. Anybody that can attend, we’d greatly appreciate it,” said Carney.

FFA students gave an update on recent events of the FFA club, including the state and national conferences.

The board formally approved out-of-state travel for the DECA club to attend the national convention in Anaheim, California.

The next regular meeting of the ACGC boards will be April 17. The public is welcome.