With this tax levy proposal, the owner of a $66,500 home could see a range between a $5 decrease to an increase of $39 on his or her tax bill next year depending on whether the value of the property decreases.
Business director Heather Smith told the district’s finance committee the county assessor estimates a 3.6 percent decrease in the district’s EAV for 2013, which includes a 6 percent decrease in Danville Township, a 4 percent increase in Blount Township, 0 percent increase/decrease in Catlin and Newell townships, 10 percent increase in farmland, a loss of $2.96 million in EAV from Carle because they are now tax exempt and additional EAV losses due to increased exemptions.
According to Smith, the district has lost $2.75 million in potential property tax revenue since 2008 due to the declining EAV during the same time period.
Board members are expected to vote to place the proposed tax levy on public display to collect input for 30 days. Thirty days will not have passed by the time of the board’s Nov. 13 meeting, so board members most likely will vote on the proposed levy at their Dec. 11 meeting.
Also on Wednesday, board members will:
+ Consider applying with the Illinois State Board of Education for recognition of schools, which entails proof of licensure of the district’s paraprofessionals.
+ Review the first reading of an updated curriculum for driver’s education.
+ Consider approving a job description for food service assistant monitor. The position entails food service duties as well as monitoring elementary schoolchildren in the cafeteria and on the playground. Denman said the position doesn’t have the lifting requirements that other food service worker positions have in which workers must be able to lift and unload boxes of food.
+ Consider approving a recommendation that the district should apply for a $250,000 school energy efficiency project grant from the ISBE.