Education

JWCC tax rate remains the same

By Herald-Whig
Posted: Dec. 12, 2019 12:01 am

QUINCY -- John Wood Community College's tax rate will remain the same.

The JWCC Board of Trustees approved a 2019 aggregate rate that will see owners of a $100,000 home pay approximately $115.89. Funds from the 2019 levy will be distributed during the 2020-21 fiscal year.

The approved rate is 36.912 cents per $100 of Equalized Assessed Valuation (EAV) of property within the JWCC district and excludes debt service.

The total rate for 2019 will be 42.40 cents -- which also remains the same -- when combined with debt service.

Due to increases in some property values, the 2019 rate is estimated to result in a $7.54 million levy, which is $377,368 more than 2018.

"As stewards of public dollars, we work together every day to be more efficient and effective in delivering quality programs and services," JWCC President Mike Elbe said. "We will continue to hold true to the board's commitment to remain a progressive, growing institution, because when we grow it benefits our workforce, students' success and the quality of life in the communities we serve."

In related news:

º Tracy Orne, 45, was approved as the new dean of students and enrollment management. Orne will concentrate on admissions, advising, retention, athletics, student life, student support services, disability services and counseling.

Orne, who will begin her duties in January, has served as director of public relations and marketing for the past 10 years.

º JWCC officials accepted a $62,900.73 Innovation Bridge and Transitions grant from the Illinois Community College Board. Funds will help transition students from College of Life programs into an internship program, plus expanding transition services to Quincy Area Vocational Training Center students who will be entering JWCC career and training programs.

º JWCC officials authorized submission of a $5,000 grant application to the United Way of Adams County for the Adams County Retired and Senior Volunteer (RSVP) Program, and also authorized submission if a $152,690 grant application to the Corporation for National and Community Service for Adams, Brown and Pike County RSVP Program(s).