Homeowners in the Winnipeg School Division will be able to have their say on school taxes at a public meeting Monday evening.

They could face a 6.8 per cent tax hike, which amounts to an extra $72 on the average home.

Officials say the increase is needed to pay for rising salaries, utilities and to compensate for no extra cash from the province.

They say no positions are being added and the draft budget as it stands ensures no programs will be cut.

The public meeting on the proposed budget starts at 7p.m. at the division office at 1577 Wall Street.