Winnipeg School Division Passes Budget, Maintains Tax Freeze

By Sarah Klein

Property taxes for residents living in the Winnipeg School Division have decreased since 2004. (HANDOUT)

The Winnipeg School Division is keeping taxes at 2009 levels after the Board of Trustees approved a $341.8 million budget on Monday evening.

The 2011-12 budget will maintain the same level of programs and services while freezing property taxes.

“We invited parents, residents and staff to provide feedback,” said Finance and Personnel Committee chair Joyce Bateman. “This is thanks to the level of funding provided by the provincial government, expenditure decisions made by the Board of Trustees and the Board’s decision to utilize the reserve and to access the Tax Incentive Grant.”

Annual taxes for residents of the WSD have decreased from 2004 to 2011 by $287 (from $612 in 2004 to $325 in 2011), Bateman added.


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