Budget includes teacher raises

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

By Clint Confehr

Senior Staff Writer

New jobs for education might be cut from Marshall County's budget by the Board of Education to make money available for teacher raises, school officials have said.

However, the Marshall County Commission Budget Committee restricted growth in school funding by that amount and cut revenue from property taxes for general government operations.

Property taxpayers could still face a rate hike from $2.84 to $3.09 per $100 of assessed value. The increase is to repay debt. Budget Committee members and Freda Terry, director of accounts and budget, said a rate hike had been prevented last year and earlier by spending reserves on debt payments.

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