Trevor Wilmot levy benefits from consolidation aid increase

An unexpected increase in the amount of consolidation aid the Trevor-Wilmot Consolidated School District will recieve this school year allowed the district to dodge the double digit tax levy increases most area districts are enacting this year.

District electors approved a levy of $2,523,688 by a vote of 6 to 1 Tuseday night at the district’s annual meeting.

School Board President Tom Steiner explained that without the increase in consolidation aid the district likely would have had to consider a tax levy increase in the neighborhood of 15 percent more than the last school year levy. The district chose to apply the unanticipated $207,000 toward the levy to lower that increase to the approved 2.36 percent.

“That would not have been possible if we had not consolidated,” Steiner said. The former Trevor and Wilmot school districts consolidated in 2006.

The annual meeting was lightly attended with only a couple of residents attending who were not board members or employees who regularly attend school board meetings.


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