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Levy goes down in Ellsworth School District's final budget

The Ellsworth School Board finalized the district's 2011-12 budget Wednesday.

The total school levy in the final budget is $8,597,688, down from the projected total of $8,619,845 presented at the district's annual meeting in August. The final levy figure represents a 9.27 percent change from last year's budget. It was approved for certification by the board, along with the final budget overall.

Superintendent Barry Cain told board members, meeting in special session, some of the budget numbers were still estimates in August. By the middle of this month, certified amounts for these categories were available from the state, leading to revisions from the original '11-'12 budget proposal.

Read more in the print version of the Herald Oct. 26.

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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