The PASD school board passed a preliminary budget with a 3.1 percent tax increase at Tuesday’s meeting, The Mercury is reporting.
The preliminary budget for the 2013-14 school year was set at $81,754,535, which marks a $4 million increase from last year. To cover the hike, the millage rate would move from 28.24 up to 29.15.
District executive director Stan Johnson cautioned residents to take the hike with a grain of salt though. It’s a preliminary budget he says, and he expects the board will tighten up a few things before the real thing passes.
“We have a lot of work to do to get it to a more reasonable budget,” Johnson told the paper, adding that he didn’t “expect the residents to have to swallow a 3.1 percent increase.”
The budget passed 6-1. Paul Slaninka was the only “no” vote.
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