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School district may need more from taxpayers

DANVILLE -- The Danville School Board may ask taxpayers to chip in a little more for the next school year.
DANVILLE -- The Danville School Board may ask taxpayers to chip in a little more for the next school year. Board members expect property values to go down again.

It will be the fifth year in a row the district sees a significant hit to its bottom line. So, Wednesday night, members will look at four scenarios.

The first option is to bring in an extra $229,000 to cover what the district needs. The second wouldn't give the district any new money, but it wouldn't lose any either.

If the board decides to levy for the same amount as last year, the district would lose $397,000. The fourth option would keep the levy at the same tax rate as last year, leaving the district $789,000 in the red.

Families living in the district say they support schools, but want to make sure they can afford them. The district has lost more than $2-million since 2009 because of those changes in property values.

Wednesday night, the board will just be looking at the recommendations. They're not making any final decisions.
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