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More than 30 Wisconsin school districts are on the ballot April 6 with a facilities referendum question. Only HSSD has announced a *lower* tax levy rate as part of its plan.

Wisconsin Referenda April 2021


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At its January 25 meeting, the Board of Education declared its intent to lower the district’s tax levy rate for the first time in 12 years, to $8.99 per $1,000 of equalized fair market property value.

The rate has been steady at $9.19 per $1,000 of fair market property value for six years. HSSD is one of only three Wisconsin school districts to maintain a steady levy rate over that period of time.  

The intent is to lower the rate from $9.19 to $8.99 for the final two years of the current operational referendum, and to maintain $8.99 for the five years of the proposed replacement operational referendum ending in 2028. 

The Board will officially set the levy rate in October when it is scheduled to take formal action on establishing the levy rate for the 2021-22 school year. The Board action to lower the rate is contingent on the passing of the April 2021 referendum questions.

The announcement comes in response to a Community Task Force recommendation that the Board consider lowering the tax levy rate. Click here to view the Task Force recommendations.