The first draft of the tax levy for the United School District was written at the recent Board of Education meeting ahead of a Truth and Taxation hearing on December 14th at 6 pm. Superintendent Jeff Whitsitt explains the Board looked at the levy from an expenditure standpoint:
“We basically looked at the previous three year average of where our expenditures have been, what kind of revenue we need to generate to maintain those kind of things. We will zero in a little bit more now that this decision on the reorganization has been made, we will know a little bit more about what our total cost will be for next year. We didn’t get real specific but we kind of talked about the ranges. I showed them what the maximum rate might look like given what our EAV looks like. We have that in mind and then come December we will back in to that and play with the extensions and to what will meet our needs from a financial stand point from our local funding and then also how that impacts our rate and what we can do to take some burden off of our taxpayers when and if we can.”
Superintendent Whitsitt reports United is right around a $13.5 million operating budget.