7/15/11 – During their inaugural meeting in the City Hall Council Chambers, Columbus School Board members heard an updated report on the 2011 – 2012 projected budget this week. Now that State Budget and DPI aid estimates are available, Columbus Schools’ budget office has offered preliminary figures on what the School Tax picture will look like in December. District Finance Director Nancy Liverseed told the Board the school tax levy is likely to increase $109 thousand dollars over last year’s total…that’s a much lower increase than the $685 thousand in 2010 -2011. Estimated figures indicate that the school tax mil rate will increase from $10.27 per thousand in 2010 to $10.65 in 2011. Those projections won’t be confirmed until the State issues the October property value information.