The Carillon - ONLINE EDITION
By: Jordan Ross
Posted: 03/16/2018 9:00 AM
Trustees in Seine River School Division have passed their 2018-2019 budget, laying to rest the option of drawing on a $1.8 million divisional surplus to decrease their request of ratepayers.
A home assessed at $276,000 can expect to pay $76 more in school tax later this year when the mill rate rises 1.34 percent to 14.65.
The idea withdrawing $100,000 from the surplus to reduce the increase was the subject of considerable discussion at a school board meeting last month, but proved not to be a bone of contention at Tuesday’s vote.
The budget, which contains a 1.4 percent increase in expenditures, makes allowances for two full-time classroom positions that will only partially offset a fall enrollment projected to increase by at least 92 students.
Spending per pupil came in about $1,000 under the provincial average of $13,187.
Trustee Gary Nelson said this week’s release of the provincial budget confirmed a carbon tax will affect the transportation and heating costs in the budget going forward.
An increase in the theft of vehicles, quads and ATV, as well as thefts from inside vehicles has been highlighted by Steinbach RCMP, who have turned to the public for support in preventing the crimes.
Police shared several tips in a ...
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