Board of Education Hold Budget and Tax Request Hearing

The Minden Public Schools Board of Education met September 12. Before the regular meeting was called to order, the board opened the 2022-2023 budget hearing.

Superintendent Jim Widdifield gave a presentation on the proposed 2022-2023 budget. The proposed General Fund budget of nearly $14.4 million requires a property tax revenue of $10,045,412.78 which is up six percent from the previous year with valuations up approximately three percent. To garner the necessary property tax requirement, the district has a proposed levy for the General Fund of $0.789784.

Widdifield explained the budget increase is largely due to inflation which is up eight percent. He told the board the district has done everything it can to stay in the middle of expenses.

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