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Written by Mark Lineberger   
Wednesday, 16 July 2014 09:35

The Camp Verde Unified School District Governing Board approved a $7.65 million budget last week to cover expenses for the 2014-15 fiscal year.Mrs. McDowell’s fifth-grade class worked on their keyboard skills in the computer lab last spring. Now that school is out, the district has approved a $7 million budget for the coming school year, which covers everything from teacher’s wages to new computers.

The district is looking at raising property taxes in the district to meet the needs of the spending plan, though no numbers have yet been finalized.

The budget is around 1 percent less than the total approved for the previous year.

“Our tax base went down,” said Steve Hicks, business manager for the district.

The current tax rate for property owners in the district is just under 4.4 percent, based on the assessed value of property in the district.

The current budget calls for just over a 4.7 percent tax rate, Hicks said, but added the number will likely be lower once everything is finalized and adjusted.

To read the full story, see the Wednesday, July 16, edition of The Camp Verde Journal.