ST. CLOUD (WJON News) - The St. Cloud Area School District set its proposed tax levy at Wednesday night’s meeting.

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After some discussion, the board agreed to a levy of just over $34 million, up 3.6 percent from the levy paid in 2023.

The general fund portion of the levy is expected to total $19,447,732 and is primarily student-driven. An increase in enrollment has boosted those numbers by more than $854,993.

Amy Skaalerud is the district’s Executive Director for Business and Finance Services. She says the tax levy is a small portion of the overall operating expense of the school.

The vast majority of our funding comes from state and federal funds. I want to say the levy is about 10%. It's really not consistent from fund to fund. But in our general fund, it's a relatively small portion of our total operating budget. The significant funding is coming from state aid.

The final tax levy will be presented to the board in December.


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