Property owners in the Omaha school district will get a slight tax break under the 2012-13 budget approved by the school board Monday.
The district's tax levy is projected to be approximately $1.20 per $100 of assessed valuation, down slightly from the 2011-12 budget. That includes a Learning Community common levy of 95 cents assessed in the 11 participating metropolitan-area districts.
The owner of a home valued for tax purposes at $150,000 will pay about $1,807, or $6.64 less than last year. School taxes represent about 55 percent of the total property tax bills for residents in the Omaha district.
The school board, which cut about $4 million from its budget last year, approved general fund expenditures of $484.2 million in 2012-13, up about 2.8 percent.
The vote was 9-1, with Justin Wayne dissenting.
The 2011-12 general fund of $470.9 million included $2 million in leftover federal stimulus dollars.
OPS will receive $9.5 million more in state aid this year, partly because of a higher enrollment of students from families that qualify for free and reduced-price meals, an indicator of poverty.
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