Brigantine School Tax Increase and Budget OK’d

From Press of AC & Beachcomber News: Brigantine’s Board of School Estimate passed a school budget that includes a tax rate increase of 18 percent. Despite a 2 percent decrease in the district’s actual budget for the 2014-15 school year, calculations by the state Department of Education put the tax rate at 48.8 cents per $100 of property value.

The Brigantine school district is planning to spend $171,700 in capital projects.

  • Stainless steel door access ($4700)
  • Exterior LED lights ($60,000)
  • LED lighting for Middle School gym ($60,000)
  • Carpet ($13,500)
  • Exhaust fans on roof ($10,000)

The Per Pupil Cost Calculation:

  • $15,889 (2011-2012)
  • $16,266 (2012-2013)
  • $19,100 (2013-2014)
  • $19,373 (2014-2015)

732 students enrolled this fall compared to 735 last year.

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