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Whitewater School District budget

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Gazette Staff
October 28, 2008

Highlights: Jane Nikolai, director of business and auxiliary services, said both the budget and the tax levy approved Monday increased for two reasons:


-- The district added 3.5 full-time equivalent (FTE) teaching positions and 0.25 FTE to the special education coordinator’s position, which continues to absorb costs the county paid before the county started shifting those costs to local school districts.


-- The district is in its second year of 4-year-old kindergarten, which has added 54 students.


Total budget


This year: $27.0 million


Last year: $25.5 million


Increase: 5.8%


Tax levy


This year: $12.3 million


Last year: $11.5 million


Increase: 7.1%


Tax rate


(Per $1,000 of assessed valuation)


This year: $8.80


Last year: $8.53


Increase: 3.2%


Note: Percent changes calculated on whole numbers.



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