Merle Hollmann, chairman of the District 80 Finance Committee, said local taxpayers should not see an increase of more than 1.7 percent on the district's portion of their tax bill, due to the levy restrictions in place.
“The only reason we're raising it to 8 percent is to capture the new construction,” Hollmann said.
Other District 80 Board actions Wednesday included:
n Hearing of a principal's report on the Casey Middle School and an update on the Head Start program.
n Discussion of recent parent-teacher conferences held by the district.
n Recognition of District 80 Business Manager Nancy Herzing, who recently passed a test from the Association of School Business Officials to become a certified administrator of school finance and operations.
n Discussion of state reimbursements. Green informed the board the state still owes the district $723,734.
n Approval of a resolution authorizing the transfer of $80,000 from the district's working cash fund to the debt service fund.