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Levy rate decline of 2.53% in Ellsworth schools' budget plan

A total tax levy that's 2.53 percent less than the previous year's was included in a preliminary budget proposal presented at the Ellsworth School District's annual meeting Monday.

At $8,385,766, the levy compares with a total levy of $8,597,688 in last year's budget. The mill rate in the 2012-13 plan, representing tax per $1,000 worth of valuation, is 10.26, which is down 2.63 percent from last year's mill rate of 10.53.

The revenue cap in the '12-'13 proposal is $15,722,100 and state equalization aid is $8,914,591. The cap is below last year's $15,728,000 and the aid is above last year's $8,561,320.

All budget figures are estimates at this time, Superintendent Barry Cain said.

Read more in the print version of the Herald Aug. 29.

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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