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School board budget info: Zoom meetings; March 2 vote
Good News on Taxes
From the Vernon School Board
What’s the bottom line?
The Vernon School Budget for fiscal year 2022 is being presented in the amount of $6,315,848 or a 0.6% decrease over our current budget.
What does this mean for my taxes?
Based on the most recent information from the State, we anticipate that the school property taxes you pay will be lower than last year. We estimate the decrease to be:
House Site Value
Estimated Decrease in School Taxes
What am I voting on?
“Shall the voters of the Vernon Town School District authorize the School Board to expend $6,315,848, which is the amount the Vernon Town School Board has determined to be necessary for the ensuing fiscal year? It is estimated that this proposed budget, if approved, will result in education spending of $17,638 per equalized pupil. This projected spending per equalized pupil is 2.7% higher than spending for the current year.”
If our taxes are going down, why does the ballot reference a 2.7% increase?
The State of Vermont mandates that ballot questions be written using “spending per equalized student”. Bottom line is that our budget is DOWN and school taxes are estimated to be going DOWN compared to last year.
Where can I get more information?
The VES Board will be hosting two information sessions via ZOOM. (For both meetings, start at www.Zoom.us and click “JOIN A MEETING” in the upper right of the screen.)