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South Washington County Schools levy to increase slightly

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South Washington County Schools' general levy will increase slightly next year.

The District 833 School Board earlier this month set the final levy for 2013 at $54.06 million, an increase of 1.2 percent -- or $634,775 -- over the 2012 levy.

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The total district budget for the next school year is $220.7 million, but the state pays 82 percent of that total amount and sets taxing policies for school districts, according to Aaron Bushberger, district finance director.

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Judy Spooner is the longest-serving staff writer at the South Washington County Bulletin. Spooner, who covers education and features in addition to writing a weekly column, has been with the newspaper for over 30 years.
(651) 459-7600
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