FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - Fort Wayne Community Schools is looking to raise taxes by three percent in the 2019 budget.
The budget was presented to the school board Monday.
A change in state law reduces the number of non-debt funds to two. The General Fund is now the Education Fund; the Capital Projects, Transportation, Bus Replacement, Racial Balance and Museum of Art and a portion of the General Fund were combined to become the Operations Fund.
District officials said $305.9 million plan continues to focus on spending the maximum amount in the classroom.
FWCS said homeowners of a home with an assessed value of $100,000 can expect to pay about $8 more than last year.
A public hearing on the proposed 2018 budget will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8, in the Grile Administrative Center, 1200 S. Clinton St.
The budget is expected to be approved at the Oct. 22 Board meeting.
The proposed budget is available at https://gateway.ifionilne.org.