Wisconsin school board taps fund balance to relieve levy
MUSKEGO, Wisconsin: In light of recently lost funds the Muskego-Norway School Board voted this month to use a portion of the districts fund balance to reduce the district's budget and levy. The school district lost a total of $1.6 million in state aid for the 2009-2010 school year and needs to cut $1 million from the school budget. However, the board said that they did not want the school tax levy to go higher than last year's 3.07 percent increase because of the current state of the economy. The board has already identified $1.6 million to $1.9 million in potential cuts and revenue enhancers. Additionally, the board is considering reducing administrative salaries and fringe benefits. The board plans to review the proposals on August 24, 2009.