TODAY'S PAPER
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VOTING

1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Springs School.

THE BUDGET

The district proposes a $28,113,085 budget for 2017-18, a 1.75 percent increase from the current $27,630,067. The tax levy would rise 2.15 percent, from $24,485,698 to $25,012,770.

This increase is within the district’s tax-cap limit of 2.24 percent, so a simple majority vote will be required to approve the budget. School taxes on the average single-family house would rise 1.8 percent, from $99 per $100 of assessed value to $100.78 per $100 of assessed value. Budget presentation figures note the increase is $71 per year for a home assessed at $400,000; $107 per year for a home assessed at $600,000; and $142 per year for a home assessed at $800,000.

The proposed budget includes a 2.5 percent step increase for teachers. One speech teacher and one ESL teacher will be added due to enrollment increase. The district also would add two track teams, a boys basketball team and two volleyball teams, one for boys and another for girls.

A proposition seeks authorization for the school board to make a three-year installment purchase agreement for a 66-seat bus. The first-year installment payment would be no more than $40,000, a cost that is included in the proposed budget. The total estimated three-year cost would be $99,788.

THE CANDIDATES

Two at-large seats are open. Incumbent Timothy Frazier is running unopposed and the other seat will be filled by a write-in candidate. Terms are three years.

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