The Ripple Effect: Property Taxes Increase Across the State

A look at today’s headlines from across the state shows, once again, just how bad the State Budget is on taxpayers. The Ripple Effect continues…

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Green Bay School Board OKs $242 million 2009-10 budget

Green Bay schools’ portion of levy will go up 3.5 percent

By Kelly McBride

Green Bay School Board members gave the final go-ahead to the 2009-10 budget Monday night, unanimously adopting the $242 million spending package.

The budget represents a 5.3 percent increase in spending over last year, mostly because of federal stimulus dollars. Salary and benefits once again account for the bulk of district expenditures, more than 82 percent.

The tax levy for 2009-10 is $76.4 million, a $2.6 million — 3.5 percent — increase over last year. School Board members last week voted to restructure the district’s debt to lessen the tax levy increase, which would have been 5.1 percent without the move.

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Menasha school tax bills up more than estimated

By Michael King Post-Crescent staff writer

MENASHA — Taxpayers will pay 74 cents more per $1,000 of assessed value for school purposes — roughly $111 on a $150,000 home — when tax bills come out in December.

On Monday, the Board of Education on a 4-1 vote approved final adjustments to the Menasha Joint School District’s 2009-10 budget that includes the 8.6 percent tax rate increase and a 7.7 percent tax levy hike.

The final assessed tax rate of $9.38 was 11 cents higher than the preliminary budget approved two weeks earlier. The adjustments were needed based on updated information on state aid, computer aid, property values, open enrollment and tuition waiver student counts, eligible student counts in SAGE (Student Achievement Guarantee in Education) classrooms and an increased grant for after school programming.

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Taxpayers’ portion of bill goes up $1.2 million in Kimberly school budget

School board OKs $15.68M levy, a bump of 8.4%

By Jim Collar Post-Crescent staff writer

KIMBERLY — The Kimberly Area School District will rely on property owners for an additional $1.2 million after three consecutive years with little change in the tax levy.

The Board of Education finalized its 2009-10 budget on Monday. The $15.68 million tax levy represents an 8.4 percent increase from the 2008-09 figure.

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Holmen school board OKs $13.8M levy

By BRAD BRYAN Special to the Tribune

HOLMEN – Holmen School District residents can expect the school portion of their taxes to increase but not as much as officials first predicted.

The school board Monday approved a $13.8 million levy that calls for a tax rate of $10.97 per $1,000 of assessed value, an increase of 51 cents, or 4.9 percent, over the previous year.

The exact total of all district levies is $13,810,628, an increase of $895,565, or 6.9 percent, over the previous year’s levy of $12,915,063.

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Wausau school taxes to rise

Wausau School District taxpayers will pay $1.14 more for every $1,000 of equalized property value compared with last year.

The Wausau School Board on Monday approved a final tax levy of $40.8 million, up $4 million from last year’s levy of $36.8 million.

The tax rate went from $9.27 to $10.41. That means taxpayers will pay $1,041 on a $100,000 home.

The School Board also approved a $102 million budget, up about $2 million from last year’s budget.