Tax Rate Up in Watertown Unified School District

10/31/11 – The tax rate in the Watertown Unified School District is going up 23-cents. That’s after the school board approved the nearly $47.6-million 2011-2012 budget late last week. That includes a levy of about $18.5-million, an increase of 1.1% from last year. The result is a tax rate of $9.68 per $1,000 of assessed value, up from $9.45 for the 2010-2011 budget. That means property taxes on a $150,000 house in the Watertown district will be $1,452 for the school portion of their tax bill.