The Akron School Board has adopted a $4,871,087 tax warrant and set final 1998-99 tax rates for the seven towns in the district.
The tax rates are:
Newstead -- $14.05 per $1,000 of assessed valuation, down from $15.08 in 1997-98.
Clarence -- $14.73, up 79 cents.
Alden -- $20.59, down $1.36.
Royalton -- $19.17, up 43 cents.
Lockport -- $24.57, up $3.33.
Alabama -- $18.28, up 69 cents.
Pembroke -- $18.28, up 61 cents.
Total property assessed valuation is up $20 million, School Business Administrator Loraine Loewen said during a meeting of the School Board Tuesday.
In other matters the board:
Learned discussions are under way between the district and the Akron Faculty Association on a new teachers contract.
"Negotiations are progressing and another meeting will be held next week," Ms. Loewen said.
OK'd several staff appointments.
Granted student trips to Canada's Wonderland in Toronto Oct. 3 and a trip to Cape Cod for a whale watch April 29 through May 2, at no cost to the district.
Awarded a contract for teaching supplies to the low bidder, J.L. Hammett Co., at a cost of $9,844.
Adopted a two-year special-education plan for programs and services. Arthur Benton, the district's chairman of the special-education program, presented the plan to the board.