Homeowners living in the Fort Wayne Community Schools district will pay more in property taxes next year.
The district approved a tax hike in its 2013 budget tonight, but the increase isn't as much as originally proposed.
A few months ago local residents gave the district the go ahead on a 119 million project. The money will be used to renovate Fort Wayne Community school buildings.
The owner of a $100,000 home will be paying an additional $20 a year. It's a sizeable jump, but it's not as big as it could have been.
Originally it was going to be an extra $33 dollars. That $33 would go to pay for the renovation project plus a few other smaller building projects.
The school board voted tonight though to put the smaller projects on hold.
The budget will now head to the state for approval. A determination is expected to be made in February.
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