June 24, 2010

RUSD ups school tax as Evers proposes more state aid

Just a few days ago the Racine Unified School Board approved a budget that increases the property tax almost 5 per cent.

Today, State Schools Supt. Tony Evers rode in to the rescue, proposing to reform state school aid, and provide an additional $900 million.

Of course, Evers' proposal must go through the Legislature, and the funds found -- so RUSD's 4.87% tax increase is the one sure thing. It raises the tax from $7.85 per $1,000 of assessed value to $8.23. If you're looking for good news in this, well, it's a smaller increase than last year's 8.74% hike.

Evers' proposal is explained in detail by the Journal-Sentinel. 

RUSD's interim budget adopted Monday is explained by the Journal Times.