Hutchinson School District Adopts Levy Increase 12 Dec 17

The Hutchinson School Board approved adoption of the 2017-payable 2018 final levy.

The total levy is just under $6.97-million, which is an increase of nearly $402,000 or 6.1 percent over the current levy.

Superintendent Daron VanderHeiden explained the taxpayer impact on a $150,000 home within the city limits of Hutchinson last year was $602 and will now be $630, or a 4.7 percent increase.

On a $500,000 home, the increase would be a 3.9 percent increase over last year, from $2,211 to $2,297.

VanderHeiden says agricultural homestead and non-homestead properties will see a substantial drop in school taxes, because of a program passed by the state legislature last session giving tax relief to ag property owners. VanderHeiden says that ag “rebate,” or tax relief, will come from the state and therefore school district taxpayers will not be forced to make up the difference in revenue.