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Esko levy up 1.7 percent, boys swimming approved

Esko administrators and school board members know there will be at least one certain resident at their annual truth-in-taxation hearing. John Luomala didn't disappoint; he was the only resident there Monday.

The board didn't disappoint Luomala either, eventually adopting a levy increase of 1.7 percent.

Esko superintendent Aaron Fischer went through budget and tax levy highlights with the board.

Esko School district taxpayers will see an increase of 1.7 percent in their school tax levy in 2022. The payable 2022 tax levy of $2,132,099 makes up 14 percent of the district's overall revenue of $15,...