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Board expects minimal school tax bump


September 27, 2019

The Cloquet school board approved its preliminary tax levy increase to a maximum of 0.2 percent over last year’s levy during Monday’s meeting. However, unless something changes at the state level in the next few days, district finance director Candace Nelis said she expects the actual levy increase to be closer to 0.17 percent.

That’s less than three-tenths of 1 percent, superintendent Michael Cary pointed out.

“I think the first year I was here [the increase] was 34 percent because of the new bonding,” Nelis said, referring to the $49 million building bond referendum approved by...

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