Waupun School District Budget Will Significantly Raise Taxes for Residents

Under the budget presented earlier this week Waupun School District residents will see a significant increase in their tax rate for the 2009-2010 school year. Administration officials say despite spending about $200,000 less than last year school taxes are expected to jump around eight-point-seven-percent (8.7%). The biggest reason is the decrease in state aid, which is down around $750,000 from last year. Business Director Bill Zeininger told the board that if they were receiving the same state aid as last year, there would be no increase in taxes. The increase in Waupun is better than a lot of other districts in the state where taxpayers are being floored by proposed tax rates 5 or 20-percent higher than a year go. Waupun plans to have a public hearing on the budget during a meeting next month.