ROE announces latest distributions from school facilities sales tax

Franklin­-Williamson Regional Superintendent of Schools Matt Donkin’s office has received the payment of the Franklin County School Facilities Sales Tax for the sales month of  August 2012. The amount received was $200,834.07.

This money is divided and distributed to school districts with territory in Franklin County, based on the numbers of students enrolled in each district. The funds come from a 1 percent sales tax passed by Franklin County voters. Including the August payment, more than $1.6 million has been collected since the tax went into effect on Jan. 1, 2012.

The August sales tax money will be divided among area school districts as follows:

  • Akin CCSD 91: $2,917.99
  • Benton CCSD 47: $34,476.73 
  • Benton CHSD 103: $18,618.07
  • Christopher CUSD 99: $27,498.91 
  • Ewing-Northem CCSD 115: $6,660.64
  • Frankfort CUSD 168: $57,313.20
  • Sesser-Valier CUSD 196: $22,868.19
  • Thompsonville CUSD 174: $9,832.37
  • Zeigler-Royalton CUSD 188: $19,759.89
  • Hamilton County CUSD 10: $634.34
  • Herrin CUSD 4: $253.74

Teachers’ Retirement members can sign up to ask benefit questions

Potential retirees who are part of the Teachers’ Retirement System can get their questions answered through telephone conferences with TRS benefits counselors next month.

The Franklin-Williamson Regional Office of Education #21 is scheduling the conferences in cooperation with the TRS. They will be held Dec. 20 between 9 a.m. and 4:45 p.m., in 15-minute increments.

To sign up for a telephone conference slot, contact your local superintendent or call the Franklin-Williamson Regional Office, (618) 438-9711 to complete a request form. The deadline to request a conference is fast approaching. Request forms must be returned by mail or fax to the Regional Office of Education no later than Monday, Nov. 19.

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