In District 204, school board officials have voted to approve the 2014 tax levy.
This means the average homeowner will see a 1.5% increase on their tax bill.
With the uncertainty of educational funding throughout the state, the board saw no choice but to increase the levy.
“We’re all taxpayers too, we don’t like levying. I’d hate to put this burden on the state but they are leaving us with no choice,” said District 204 School Board Member, Mark Rising.
Taxes collected from the two counties in District 204 will total more than $275 million the district.
Most of that will go toward operating expenses, and some will be allocated to reducing district debt.
The District 203 school board will vote on their tax levy, at their next meeting.
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