School board will discuss 2015 levy

The Austin Public Schools Board will hold it’s annual truth in taxation public meeting Monday at 6 p.m. as part of its regular scheduled meeting.

The 2015 maximum levy was approved at a 5.5 percent increase by the Austin Public Schools Board in September. The board will discuss the levy and give the public a chance to discuss the budget. The levy is up from 2013 and 2014 but below 2012 and will increase by about $361,675 if approved.

Projects will be completed in health and safety like asbestos removal and food code inspections, which are examples of projects the school is required by the state Legislature to complete, according to Finance and Operations Director Mark Stotts in the September report.

The Austin Public School District’s growth in students also accounts for some of the increase.

The meeting will be held in the council chambers at city hall, 500 Fourth Avenue Northeast.

The regular meeting will start at 5:30 p.m. The board will also discuss changes made to the bullying policy and review the results of Superintendent David Krenz’s annual evaluation.

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