Aug 212013

By Naomi Hatch
“We have great news on tax rates,” Snowflake Unified School District Superintendent Hollis Merrell advised the governing board Aug. 15. The total tax rate for 2013-14 is $5.7807 per $100 of assessed valuation, an increase of just 5.52 cents overall.
Merrell noted that the secondary tax rate is a debt service and ties in with the bond. It went from 73.82 cents per $100 in 2012-13 to 95.65 cents.
The primary tax rate went from $4.9873 in 2012-13 to $4.8242 in 2013-14, a decrease of 16.31 cents.
Merrell noted that as a district, they have done everything they can to keep the tax rate low, including turning back $850,000 to decrease the bond.