A public hearing was held day at Franklin Elementary School.
The proposal includes a one percent budget increase to $64,000,000.
That equates to a tax increase of about $27 on a $150,000 home.
District officials say the tax hike is due to building renovations, more curriculum materials, and a new 4-k program.
The rise in the levy comes even as overall spending dropped by 7.5 percent
"I think we just want to be transparent, and talk to the public about what's going on about the budget," school district CFO Don Hietpas says, "we're not reducing our program, we're not reducing our staffing ratio. We're trying to maintain everything that we have in the district that's positive."
The school board will adopt a final budget at their meeting on October 28th.