The Washington School Board will set its 2018-19 property tax rate following a public hearing Wednesday, Aug. 29.
Public comments will be accepted at the hearing.
The hearing will be held during the board’s regular monthly meeting, which begins at 7 p.m. in the Locust Street administration building.
The school board is proposing to set the levy at $4.1862 per $100 assessed valuation.
The breakdown for the 2017-18 rate is as follows:
Incidental — $3.5883.
Capital Projects — $0.1279.
Debt Service — $0.4700.
Last year’s tax rate was $4.1779, which included a voluntary rollback of $0.1472.
The tax rates are set to produce the revenues which the budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2018, shows to be required from property tax.
Each tax rate is determined by dividing the amount of revenue needed by the current assessed valuation. The result is multiplied by 100 so the tax rate will be expressed in cents per $100 valuation.
School districts are required to set their levy on or before Sept. 1 following the state auditor’s approval of the board of equalization valuations received by the district in August of each year.
Other Agenda Items
Other items on the agenda Wednesday night include a closed session prior to the regular meeting to discuss personnel and legal issues.
Washington High School Principal Dr. Kelle McCallum will share information with the board on room changes and building initiatives for the year.
The board also will vote on the purchase of new uniforms for the WHS band. The current uniforms are 12 years old.
Assistant Superintendent Dr. Brendan Mahon will discuss facility improvements with the board.
An update on strategic planning will be given by Assistant Superintendent Dr. Judy Straatmann, who has been facilitating the Achievement Implementation Team process. The team, comprised of faculty and staff throughout the district, has met multiple times to develop goal areas for the strategic plan.