Columbus Schools Tax Rate Going Up

10/25/11 – The Columbus School Board approved the 2011-2012 budget at last night’s annual meeting. State funding changes made earlier this year resulted in a $612,000 reduction in state aid to the district and a $420,000 savings due to increased employee contributions to health and retirement plans. The $12.2 million dollar budget will be $830,000 lower than last year. The levy will increase by $88,000 bringing the tax rate to $10.57, up by 30 cents per thousand from last year.