As aid drops, board OKs 6% levy bump
December 16, 2022
During a special Truth in Taxation hearing Monday, Cloquet school board members unanimously approved a 2022-23 budget of nearly $47 million, including a levy increase of 6 percent, payable in 2023 for the 2023-24 school year. The $7.4 million levy makes up 16 percent of the school district revenues; the other $39.6 million in revenues come from state and federal aid and other local sources including fees and grants.
The levy is paid through local property taxes, which are increasing significantly for next year due largely to a hot housing market and increased costs for local government.