The Papillion-La Vista School District will hold a hearing Monday on its proposed budget for the 2013-14 fiscal year.

A preliminary draft of the budget called for a spending increase of 2.59 percent, with taxes remaining flat at $1.05 per $100 assessed valuation when coupled with the Learning Community’s 95-cent common levy. That does not include taxes for the district’s outstanding bonds.

For the owner of a typical $150,000 home, that would translate to $1,575 in taxes.

The proposed levy is the highest amount school districts can request under state law.

Valerie Fisher, the president of the school board, said the levy will be “very painful” and warned that growth will continue to pose a challenge for the school district’s finances.

Spokeswoman Annette Eyman said she expects the board will vote on the budget at its Sept. 9 meeting. The final, approved budget must be submitted to the state by Sept. 20.

Monday’s hearing will be held at 7 p.m. at the PLSD Central Office, 420 S. Washington St.

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