10/24/17 – The Horicon School Board approved the 2017-18 district budget Monday night. The $12.2-million dollar document brings a tax levy of $4.3-million. District Administrator Rich Apple says the mill rate went dropped nine cents from a year ago and sits at $10 dollars-even. The document adopted has a deficit of $169-thousand dollars stemming from open enrollment numbers, vouchers, and a declining student base. Apple says his staff knew that the figure was going to be there and built a “very lean” budget which kept expenses down and included no major projects over the coming year. He says the district will pull from the fund balance at the end of next school year to make up for any shortfalls – if there are any – at that time.