The Board of Education will vote Thursday night to introduce its tentative 2017-18 school budget, which will raise taxes by over $2 million.
Figures were added to the meeting agenda Wednesday. The budget – which is subject to change before final adoption in May – calls for a $152,524,469 total budget, supported by $105,528,441 in property tax revenue. Last year, the total budget was $150,618,318, supported by a $103,511,385 tax levy. The total tax increase, as proposed, this year will be $2,017,056, or 1.94 percent, within the state’s 2 percent tax levy cap.
The board meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at Brick Township High School. As with all meetings, a public comment session will be held. A more formal budgetary hearing will take place at the April 27, 2017 meeting of the board, which will be held at Brick Memorial High School at 7 p.m.