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Property values lead to increased tax rate for Sheboygan Area School District

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SHEBOYGAN, WI (WHBL) - Taxpayers in the Sheboygan Area School District will pay more towards educating students this school year, but the actual amount is still uncertain.

During Tuesday evening’s public budget hearing, Assistant Superintendent of Business and Operational Services Mark Boehlke said the impact of a 1.68-percent drop in equalized property values exceeds the 2.27-percent increase in state aid, a higher district student count of 86, and a drop in the district tax levy of around 55-hundred dollars from last year.  This translates to a projected 20 cent increase in the mill rate, or $30 more on the tax bill for the average $150,000 home in the district.

However, if the state government passes a property tax relief bill, then the district would be able to lower the levy by around 363-thousand dollars.  This would lower the mill rate increase to 9 cents, or 13.50 dollars on an average $150,000 home.

As of now, the board of education will discuss the budget during their monthly meeting next week, and most likely approve the tax levy during a special meeting November 5.

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