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The overall tax levy for schools is actually down by $47 million -- here is the list of the 269 districts that lowered their levy this year. is your district on it? If not, you might want to ask your school board members why. Via the state:

 

Over the last five years the tax levy, on average, increased by $181 million each year. When compared to the status quo of the last five years, Governor Walker’s reforms are keeping an extra $228 million in Wisconsin property taxpayer’s pockets.

In total, 269 school districts have a property tax levy lower or the same as last year and 200 school districts not only lowered their levy, but cut their mill rate.

 

The following is a list of School Districts reporting a lower tax levy for 2011-12, compared to last year.

Adams-Friendship

Albany

Algoma

Alma

Amery

Appleton

Ashland

Ashwaubenon

Athens

Auburndale

Baldwin-Woodville

Unity (Milltown)

Baraboo

Barron Area

Bayfield

Beaver Dam

*Belmont Community

Beloit

*Beloit Turner

Benton

Birchwood

Wisconsin Heights (Black Earth)

Pecatonica (Blanchardville)

Boulder Junction (North Lakeland)

Boyceville

Brighton #1

Brodhead

Elmbrook (Brookfield)

*Brown Deer

Butternut

Cambridge

Cameron

*Campbellsport

Cedarburg

Cedar Grove - Belgium

Chequamegon

Clear Lake

Clintonville

Cochrane - Fountain City

Coleman

Crandon

Crivitz

Cudahy

Cumberland

Darlington

Kettle Moraine

Delavan-Darien

De Soto

Dodgeville

Drummond

Northland Pines (Eagle River)

East Troy

Edgerton

Elcho

Eleva-Strum

Elkhart Lake - Glenbeulah

Elk Mound

Elmwood

Royall (Elroy)

Erin #2

Fennimore

Lac du Flambeau

Florence County

*Fond du Lac

Fontana

Ft. Atkinson

Fox Point

Maple Dale - Indian Hills

Franklin

Frederic

Northern Ozaukee

North Crawford

Genoa City

Germantown

Gibraltar Area

Gillett

Glenwood City

Goodman-Armstrong

Grafton

Granton Area

Black Hawk (Gratiot)

Greendale

Greenfield

Green Lake

Greenwood

Hamilton (Lisbon) (Sussex)

St. Croix (Central Hamilton)

Hartford UHS

Hartford J #1

Arrowhead UHS

Hartland-Lakeside J #3

Hayward Community

Herman #22

Hilbert

Holmen

Horicon

Howards Grove

Hurley

Hustisford

Iola Scandanavia

Ithaca

Juda

Dodgeland

Kenosha

Kewaunee

Kohler

La Crosse

Ladysmith-Hawkins

La Farge

Lake Geneva-Genoa City UHS

Lake Geneva J #1

Lake Mills

Lancaster

Laona

Linn J #6

Little Chute

Loyal

Luck

Madison Metropolitan

Manawa

Marion

Markesan

Marshall

Mauston

Mellen

Menonomee Falls

Menomonie Area

Mequon-Thiensville

Merrill

Swallow (Merton J #8)

North Lake (Merton J #7)

Stone Bank (Merton J #4

Middleton-Cross Plains

Mineral Point

Minocqua

Lakeland UHS (Minocqua)

Northwood (Minong)

Monona Grove

Monroe

Montello

Monticello

Mukwonago

Muskego-Norway

Lake Country (Nashotah)

Necedah

Neenah

Nekoosa

New Auburn

New Berlin

New Holstein

New Lisbon

New London

New Richmond

Niagara

*Norris (Vernon)

Norwalk-Ontario-Wilton

Norway J #7 (Drought)

*Oak Creek - Franklin

Oconomowoc

Oconto Falls

*Oostburg

Parkview (Orfordville)

Osceola

Oshkosh

Owen-Withee

Pardeeville

Paris J #1

Beecher-Dunbar-Pembine

Pepin

Peshtigo

Pewaukee

Phelps

Phillips

Pittsville

Tri-County (Plainfield)

Plum City

Plymouth

Port Edwards

Port Washington-Saukville

Prairie du Chien

Prairie Farm

Prentice

Princeton

Randall J #1 (Bassett)

Randolph

Random Lake

Raymond #14

Rhinelander

Rice Lake

Richfield J #1

Friess Lake (Richfield J #11)

Richland Center

Rio

Ripon

River Falls

River Ridge (Patch Grove)

Rosendale-Brandon

Roshlot

Rubicon J #6 (Saylesville)

St. Croix Falls

*St. Francis

Central-Westosha (Salem)

Sauk Prairie

Sevastopol

Seymour

Shawano-Gresham

Shullsburg

Silver Lake J #1

Siren

Slinger

Solon Springs

Somerset

South Milwaukee

Southern Door County

Spooner

River Valley (Spring Green

Spring Valley

Stevens Point Area

Stockbridge

Sturgeon Bay

Superior

Suring

*Thorp

Three Lakes

Tigerton

*Tomahawk

Trevor-Wilmot

Two Rivers

Union Grove UHS

Union Grove J #1

Valders

Wabeno

Walworth J #1

Washburn

Washington

Waterford UHS

Waukesha

Waupaca

Waupun

Wausau

Wausaukee

Wauwatosa

Wauzeka-Steuben

Webster

West Allis

West Bend

*Westby Area

Westfield

Weston (Ironton) (Cazenovia)

*West Salem

Weyauwega-Fremont

Wheatland J #1

Whitefish Bay

Whitehall

White Lake

Whitewater

Whitnall (Hales Corners)

Wild Rose

Williams Bay

*Wilmot UHS (Salem)

Winneconne Community

Winter

Wisconsin Dells

Wonewoc-Union Center

Woodruff J #1

*Wrightstown Community

Yorkville J #2

 

(* = same as last year)

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For more information:

Information about the survey results can be found at: http://walker.wi.gov/journal_media_detail.asp?prid=6085&locid=177

 

The survey results also show that while lowering property tax levies the outcomes were better than years were spending increased: http://walker.wi.gov/journal_media_detail.asp?prid=6087&locid=177

 

LFB Reference: http://legis.wisconsin.gov/lfb/2011-13%20Budget/2011_07_05%20property%20tax%20estimates.pdf

DPI Reference: http://dpi.wi.gov/sfs/taxlevy.html

 

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