The budget has been presented, and while the details are still being hammered out over at the Board of Education, the bottom lines are all in. If approved, there will be a tax increase of just over 2% for the next fiscal year. According to the current mill rate, the owner of a home assessed at $800,000 pays yearly taxes of $20,720. That would increase to $20,944 under the new mill rate.
This is a reasonable increase and should be supported. No doubt, many would like to see a decrease, but that is not likely to happen without a significant decrease in school enrollment.