Bartholomew Consolidated School Corp. officials have proposed a budget of more than $108 million, which includes a 2 percent raise for most teachers and adds about eight full-time jobs.
The $108 million is an increase of 2.3 percent from this year's budget.
Vaughn Sylva, the district's assistant superintendent of financial services, said he expects the 2015 tax rate to be lower than the current 88 cents per $100 assessed valuation.
The public will have a chance to comment and ask questions about the budget at a public hearing Sept. 8.
For more on this story, see Wednesday's Republic.