Green Bay and Appleton School Districts unanimously approve budgets | WFRV Local 5

GREEN BAY, Wisconsin (WFRV) – The two largest school districts in northeast Wisconsin, Green Bay and Appleton, submitted budget proposals to their respective school boards for approval.

The Green Bay Area Public School District approved its $ 292.9 million budget during a brief public hearing and session, while the Appleton Area School District had an extended presentation and session to help raise its $ 231.8 million budget. Adopt dollars.

The GBAPSD board unanimously passed the budget from five to zero, with two board members being excused from the meeting. The AASD board also unanimously had seven to zero votes on its budget.

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The property tax rate for the Green Bay School District is $ 9.03 per $ 1,000 property value, which is a 7.77% decrease according to the district’s final budget book.

The Appleton School District will raise taxes by 1.31% but stated that most of this will be offset by new developments so most homes will not see an increase.

Greg Hartjes, Chief Financial Officer of AASD, said, “We are telling taxpayers that they will pay $ 7.66 for every $ 1,000 property value.”

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The budgeting process includes a public hearing before the school council can vote on the budget for the coming year.

In the only public comment on the budget, a Green Bay resident sent a written statement suggesting adding an additional faculty member to the payroll.

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Mindy Frank said, “I suggest creating a full-time position for LGBTQ coordinators to support the students and staff in the GBAPS district. The current position is a minimal scholarship-based part-time position that does not even come close to meeting the needs of our students, as the results of the latest Hanover survey show. ” [The full statement can be found here]

The Appleton School Board had no public contribution to the budget.

The Green Bay Area school district budget can be found here. The Appleton Area School District budget can be found here.

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