Blackhawk Techical College increases tax levy

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Gazette staff
Thursday, October 27, 2011

The Blackhawk Technical College Board approved its tax levy Wednesday night. Here’s a look at BTC’s 2011-12 budget:

Highlights: As enrollment remains near record highs, most employees got pay raises but began paying 5.8 percent of their salaries for pensions.

What’s next? The board met in closed session Wednesday for “preliminary discussion regarding staffing as it relates to the 2012-13 budget.”

Total budget

This year $57.71 million

Last year $53.72 million

Increase* 7.4%

Tax levy

This year $20.04 million

Last year $19.88 million

Increase** 0.75%

Tax rate

(Per $1,000 of equalized valuation)

This year $1.78

Last year $1.73

Increase 3.2%

*Increase due to increase in student financial aid and expansion of the Beloit Center.

**Per state law, the levy for operations remains unchanged. The increase is for debt service only.

Note: Percent changes calculated on whole numbers.

Last updated: 6:38 pm Thursday, December 13, 2012

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