School District Budget Open to Public Comment Wednesday
Officials want residents' input on next year's school budget.
District officials and the Board of Education will discuss the proposed 2013-14 district budget at a special public meeting Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Wayne Hills High School.
Dozens of residents attended similar meetings that were held last year.
Residents lost the ability to vote on the tax levy as long as the year-over-year increase is below the state-mandated amount of 2 percent. The Board approved the change last year.
School taxes have steadily increased in the previous two years.
The average homeowner’s taxes increased $127 last year with a $127.3 million tax levy. The tax levy is the portion of budget funded by local taxes. The increase was less than the state-mandated 2 percent increase cap.
The school portion of the average homeowner’s taxes increased $254 in 2011.