School board meets with architects about long-range facility plan - Tax levy hearing August, 25

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At Thursday’s New Haven School Board meeting, five architects presented how they would develop a long-range facility plan for the district looking ahead 10 to 20 years from now.

The district is looking for one of these firms to put together a master plan for the entire district.  District Superintendent Kyle Kruse said, “I do not anticipate building in the next 5 to 7 years, but we want to have a plan that is put together in a logical and common sense way.”

The last building project was completed in 2010, which created enough classroom space and adequate facilities to meet the state standards for the next 5 to 7 years.

Tax Levy Hearing

The New Haven School District will be holding a Tax Levy Hearing on August 25, 2011.  Citizens are invited to come to the meeting and comment on the tax rate that is to be established by the district.

Kruse said, “The district is able to establish the rate via the Tax Ceiling, or take a Voluntary Rollback from that number.  Traditionally, the school district has taken the Voluntary Rollback option.  The Tax Rate Ceiling is currently $4.35 per $100 of Assessed Valuation.”

This includes the tax rate applied to one’s home, land, and personal property.  The district has traditionally taken a roll back of 41 cents, which Kruse expects to remain the same for this coming school year at $3.9448.  Following the upcoming meeting, the board will select a date to hold a subsequent meeting where the tax levy will actually be set.

FULL DISCLOSURE: Kyle Quick, owner of QuickNewHavenNews.com, is a member of the Board of Education of the New Haven School District.