Arlington school tax could rise 10 cents

This article by Derek Carson originally appeared Dec. 28 in the Bennington Banner.

ARLINGTON — Like many towns across the state, Arlington’s school board has worked to limit any increases in spending, but is still facing the prospect of a sizeable property tax hike.

Superintendent William Bazyk approached the board last week with what he described as good news and bad news. The good news, he said, was that they had managed to limit the budget increase to 1.5 percent. The bad news is that the town’s homestead education tax rate is still expected to increase considerably, by 9.8 cents per $100 in appraised value.

“The board did very well with this budget,” said Bazyk, “coming in under 2.5 percent [as Gov. Phil Scott requested of districts during the budgeting process], holding staffing levels, and on top of that providing good services for our children.”

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