10/31/11 – Property owners in the Beaver Dam School District can expect to see their tax rate drop by nearly a dollar under the 2011-2012 budget to be voted on tonight. A year ago the mill rate was $9.95 per $1,000 of assessed value. But Superintendent Steve Vessey says, because the district finished paying for the construction of Prairie View Elementary and is debt free, the rate will drop 92-cents to $9.03. The reduction means a resident whose property is worth $150,000 would pay $1,354 for the school portion of their tax bill. The school board meets tonight at the Educational Service Center beginning at 6:30 pm.