(Mayville) Property owners in the Mayville School District will be seeing a drop in their tax rate. The recently finalized mill rate of $10.18 per one-thousand dollars of assessed value is an 86-cent drop from the number home owners saw last year.
Superintendent Scott Sabol says a slight decline in enrollment over the past three years played a factor in the mill rate. He says the district will have to levy less when several state exemptions were removed as a result of declining enrollment. In 2018 there were 1,100 students enrolled, down from 1,108 in 2017 and 1,131 from 2016.
Sabol says a roughly three-percent jump in property values also played a role in the mill rate number dropping. The $12.9-million dollar document carries a tax levy of just over $6-million which as a $300-thousand dollar drop from a year ago.
Included in the budget is a 2.13-percent increase for staff wages along with an eight-percent rise in health insurance costs and a 15-percent jump for dental. One-hundred-and-forty-one-thousand ($141,000) dollars was added to the special education budget as well as extra $150-thousand in non-referendum maintenance and improvements for buildings, ground and athletics.