School tax likely to increase by 6.8 per cent in Winnipeg School Division
Published Wednesday, February 6, 2013 2:29PM CST
Last Updated Wednesday, February 6, 2013 6:57PM CST
Homeowners in the Winnipeg School Division will likely be paying more school taxes this year.
The division's draft budget includes a 6.8 per cent hike, or $72 for the average assessed home.
Officials say the increase is needed to pay for rising salaries, utilities and building maintenance. They say no positions are being added and the budget ensures no programs will be cut.
Homeowners can voice their concerns about the draft document at a meeting planned for Feb. 25.
-- with files from CTV's Jeff Keele
Winnipeg School Division officials say the increase is needed to pay for rising salaries, utilities and building maintenance. (file image)