SF School Board To Opt Out Of Property Tax Freeze

(Sioux Falls, SD) — The Sioux Falls School Board is going to opt out of the state’s property tax freeze again this year. The decision comes after approval at last night’s school board meeting. It’s been an ongoing move for the board since the early 2000s, but this year’s two-million dollars is the largest pass yet. According to SFSD, the opt-out is necessary to help the district to continue to operate as is. Business manager Todd Vik says it would be bad for students if they didn’t opt out, losing funding for programs and leading to large class sizes. These opt-outs allow school districts to get more money in their budgets rather than relying on just the existing tax levy and in-state aid by collecting taxes from property owners in the district.

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