FWCS considering tax increase for 2019 budget.

The budget was presented to the school board Monday.

Posted: Sep 25, 2018 11:09 PM
Updated: Sep 26, 2018 8:41 AM

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.

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