Here is some recent tax information I received from Unit 4.
“Important to point out that each year’s calulation of dollars lost to caps is calculated as follows – each year’s tax rate minus the 1996 rate times the current amount of assessed value = dollars lost to tax caps.”
It seems to me an indisputable fact that Unit 4 has had a significantly lower tax rate than a vast majority of other schools in the County, and even in the state. More to follow later, as I continue to ask more questions and learn more things. For me the big question becomes “what does the District really need?” And that goes back to my point of getting everyone on the same page (again, a brand new same page).