From the Northwest Indiana Times:
The School Board on Monday voted to borrow
$1.4 million of the anticipated referendum tax levy of $3.4 million to take
care of what the superintended called “some cash flow issues.”
counsel said we could borrow up to $2 million,” Superintendent Richard Sopko
Bank provided the best interest rate for the loan at 0.97 percent. The loan
will be paid back in two years with installments of $350,000 plus interest,
Sopko said. The first payment will be on June 30, 2014.
also held a public hearing Monday on the proposed 2014 budget of $47.18
presented information on property tax levies that will help fund the seven
advertised 2014 budget includes the following:
fund, $25.38 million with a $0 per $100 of assessed value.
service fund, $4.6 million with a property tax levy of $4.39 million and a tax
rate of 31.36 cents per $100 assessed value.
debt service fund, $6.28 million with a required tax levy of $5.94 million and
a tax rate of 42.42 cents per $100 of assessed value.
retirement/severance bond debt service fund, $641,354 with a required property
tax levy of $878,673 and a property tax rate of 6.28 cents per $100 of assessed
projects fund, $3 million with a required tax levy of $3.87 million and a
property tax rate of 27.60 cents per $100 of assessed value.
Transportation operating fund, $2.2 million with a property tax levy of $2
million and a tax rate of 15.01 cents per $100 of assessed value.
replacement fund, $1.59 million with a required property tax levy of $1.6
million and a tax rate of 11.21 cents per $100 of assessed value.
property tax levy needed for all fund requests is about $22.19 million with a
total property tax rate of about $1.54 per $100 of assessed value.
approved the bus replacement fund and capital projects fund based on separate
was taken by the School Board on five of the seven funds as per state law.