District 742 Sets Preliminary Tax Levy
ST. CLOUD (WJON News) - The St. Cloud Area School District set its proposed tax levy at Wednesday night’s meeting.
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.