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School boards set disparate levies


December 20, 2019

The Wrenshall school board certified its 2020 levy Monday night that shows a 43-percent increase in taxes for residents of the district. While that is a huge jump, it wasn’t unexpected as the board this fall approved a nonvoter-approved $9.3 million bonding project that will cost taxpayers more than $400,000 a year for 20 years. The bonding will improve air quality at the school.

If there hadn’t been bonding, the tax increase for next year would have been about 6 percent.

There were a few people at the Truth-In-Taxation meeting that took place before the certification. It shows the levy...

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