Waupun Area School District Sets Levy and Mill Rate

Waupun School District residents can expect to see about a 4-percent increase in their tax rate for the 2009-2010 school year. With the 9.1-million dollar levy passed last night residents will pay $8.87 per $1,000 of assessed value for the portion of their school property tax. The total budget for the district is around 23.2-million-dollars. Despite protests from a Fox Lake area citizens group, the district also passed a resolution that will allow them to put the three elementary schools it closed earlier this year up for sale. The citizen’s group tried and failed to amend the motion to keep Fox Lake Elementary off the market until at least after the November 3rd referendum that will decide if they are allowed to detach from Waupun and join the Randolph School District. District officials expect all three schools to be on sale by the start of November