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Mill rate of 10.27 in '11-'12 Ellsworth Schools budget plan

A mill rate of 10.27 was included in the 2011-12 budget proposal presented at the Ellsworth School District's annual meeting Monday.

The rate represents tax per $1,000 of valuation. It compares to a 9.55 rate for the 2010-11 year.

The total school tax levy in the '11-'12 proposal amounts to $8,619,845. The revenue cap in the plan is $15,728,000 and state equalization aid is $8,561,320, a decrease from the previous year.

In his presentation, Superintendent Barry Cain emphasized all budget figures are estimates. Several factors will affect final figures, Cain said, such as third-Friday-in-September official enrollment, state funding certification in mid-October and district property values.

Read more in the print version of the Herald Aug. 31.

Bill Kirk

Bill Kirk was editor of the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth, from 1988 to February, 2015 and is now on staff as a reporter. He holds a bachelors degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He previously worked in the media distribution department at the University of Minnesota's Minneapolis campus and is past editor of The Tri-County News in Osseo, Wisconsin.

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