The school board voted 5-1, with
The 1.4 mill increase will set the real estate tax rate at 46.2 mills. The current millage is 44.8 mills. Each mill brings in about
The total expenditures of
All other taxes remain the same:
- Occupation tax:
- Real estate transfer tax: One-half of one percent
- Earned income tax: One-half of one percent
- Occupational privilege tax:
- Amusement tax: Five percent
The budgeted revenue from local, state, federal and other financing sources for the next fiscal year is
However, total expenditures are higher than total revenue by
The budget includes:
- A net increase in
- An increase in charter school costs of
- A Student Focused Funding Supplement of
After the meeting, Mistishin said a tax increase is not the answer.
"I think there were other options to exhaust before we made the final decision," Mistishin said. "I'm not for tax increases for the community because I think people are already taxed to the point of no return. I'm just looking out for the people."
In other business, the school board voted 5-1 to authorize Superintendent
On the change order vote, which Mistishin cast the lone negative vote, he said, "We're already watching how much money we spend, and I think anything over a much lesser amount of money should come before the board for approval.
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