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A 2014 budget that Bartholomew Consolidated School Corp. officials say will keep property tax rates at about the same level as this year has cleared its final hurdle.
School board members unanimously passed the $69 million general fund budget during a Monday evening meeting at Clifty Creek Elementary School that drew no members of the public.
The school corporation advertised its 2014 tax rate at $1.25 per $100 of a home’s assessed value, which is about 40 cents higher than the rate at which district officials anticipate it will settle.
Vaughn Sylva, assistant superintendent of financial services, has predicted property owners would pay between 89 and 90 cents per $100. That would cost the owner of a $100,00 home $890 to $900. The school district’s tax rate is 89.91 cents this year.
The budget calls for the hiring of two officers from the Columbus Police Department to monitor campus activity and serve as resources for students primarily at Columbus North and Columbus East high schools. It also calls for the hiring of a new assistant principal who would split time between two elementary schools which have not yet been determined.
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