TROY - The Troy Area School Board took action Tuesday on an expulsion and set tax collector commissions.

The board approved a motion to expel a Troy Junior-Senior High School student for an infraction of the school district disciplinary code conduct. No other details were available.

In addition, the board adopted a resolution establishing tax collector commissions for July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2018.

The commissions are $3.40 per collected real estate bill and 5 percent of collected taxes for occupation and per capita taxes.

District Business Administrator Traci Gilliland said the commissions needed to be set by Feb. 15.

These were the only action items at Tuesday's meeting. The board meets on the second and third Tuesdays of the month.

In preparation for next week's meeting, the board reviewed its agenda for the meeting, when it will vote on approving the preliminary 2013-14 budget in the amount of $22,969,966.

It will also vote on approving an advertisement for the Intent to File Act 1 Referendum Exceptions for the budget.

Gilliland confirmed Tuesday that the preliminary budget still has a projected loss of about $2.1 million.

During the public comment period, former school board president Keith Morgan asked for a copy of this year's and last year's budgets.

Referencing the budget shortfall, he said, "I'd like to see where it is."

Board president Todd Curren offered to help him out in getting copies of the spending plans.

In addition, following questions from Morgan regarding staffing, district superintendent W. Charles Young said the amount of all positions cut following the closures of Mosherville and Troy Elementary Center East schools some years back was around 30.

Next week, the board is also set to vote on a contract with McClure Company for an energy savings project.

A representative of the company attended Tuesday's meeting and answered several questions from board members about the project.

Prior to the meeting, Young talked to board members about several items they need to concentrate on in their budget-making process, including security.

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