Brookfield — Elmbrook School District will have to wait until next month for approval of the final 2012-13 budget and tax levy.
The items were to be approved at the district's School Board meeting Tuesday, but were delayed due to Gov. Scott Walker's property tax cut bill, which passed the state Legislature last week.
The property tax relief bill will increase state school aid by $100 million and use additional payments to reduce tax bills for homeowners.
The governor's quick turnaround for the bill — just 10 days from proposal to law — threw off standard procedure for the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, but not by much.
"(The legislation) means for us that we can't approve our budget and finalize our tax levy because the state of Wisconsin has certified (only) 8 out of about 423 schools," said Erik Kass, Elmbrook assistant superintendent for finance, operations and human resources. "We're going to have to come back and ask you to approve the budget adjustments and the final property tax levies."
The district expected to receive the DPI certification by Oct. 31, Kass said.
The board agreed to reschedule consideration of the final budget adjustments on Nov. 5.
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