The district primarily serves students from several
The board adopted the budget with a 5-4 vote.
The millage rate will remain 12.200 mills, which means residents with properties valued at
Residents who live in Reed Township will see their millage rate increase from 19.532 to 22.664, which equals roughly a 16 percent hike.
This means Reed Township residents with properties valued at
One resident said the school board violated the state's Act 1 Index, which limits a district's ability to raise taxes above a certain threshold, by increasing taxes by 16 percent for Reed Township residents. That threshold is 2.8 percent, unless the district seeks an exemption.
One school board member suggested the issue be appealed to the state. Still, the board adopted the budget ahead of finding out whether its assessment numbers are inaccurate in Reed Township because per state law, it must adopt its budget for next year by the end of June. The board could have scheduled another meeting between now and the end of the month to cast the final vote, however.
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