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Trustee Glen Kruck asks a question of Brandon School Division secretary-treasurer Kevin Zabowski during the Brandon School Division board of trustees’ deliberations on the 2013-14 budget at the Brandon School Division office earlier this year.
Snow forced the cancellation of the Brandon school board’s public consultation on the proposed 2013-14 budget that was scheduled to take place last night.
"From a public safety view we don’t want to be suggesting that in order to be heard you have to come out (in bad weather), we just didn’t feel it was right," board chair Mark Sefton said.
The meeting has been rescheduled to Monday, March 11, at 7 p.m. at the Brandon School Division’s office. Interested individuals are encouraged to call the division office at 204-729-3114 to put their name on the speakers list, but Sefton said the board will listen to everyone who wishes to speak at the meeting.
"We’ll hear the presentations at the beginning of our regular meeting and we won’t cut down the time we give to people at all," Sefton said. "We’re hoping that a few more register between now and we want to give people a chance to be heard."
Last month, trustees approved a tentative budget, which called for a mill rate increase of 8.5 per cent.
That number has since been trimmed down to 8.2 per cent.
For the average homeowner with a property assessed at $200,000, the increase means they will pay an extra $113 in school taxes.
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Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition March 5, 2013