Columbus School Board Lays Out Preliminary Budget Numbers

Columbus School District taxpayers will be facing a 3% increase with a proposed $12.3 million dollar Budget for 2010. The School Board was given a range of suggested increases in the proposed levy and mil rate figures. Proposed budget scenarios resulted in a tax levies between $5.9 and $6.1 million dollars. The range for mil rates would be between $9.04 and $9.21 per thousand dollars. Budget decisions will be made at the Oct. 26th Annual meeting where the levy and mil rate are approved. The District’s “third Friday” counts resulted in a 7 student increase from 1,139 last year to 1,146 this year.