USD 410 board authorizes budget with steady mill levy

USD 410 Board of Education at its Aug. 28 special meeting approved the 2017-18 budget as published with an estimated tax rate is 61.790 mills.

The rate for the past fiscal year was 61.769.

“We moved some of the mill levies around to keep the budget balanced from year to year,” said Superintendent Max Heinrichs in reviewing the budget prior to the vote.

He explained that while the estimated local option budget was higher, the amount for debt service was lower.

Board members Tim Kaufman and Kim Klein were absent from the meeting.