BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - The proposed $21,430,000 budget for fiscal year 2007-08, with a revised excess levy rate of 85 percent, was unanimously approved Tuesday night by the Morgan County Board of Education.
Board president Laura Smith said the board received favorable comments from the community by revising the excess levy rate from 90 percent to 85 percent. Board members Larry Omps and David Ambrose said they received favorable comments as well.
The school board members voted to roll back the excess levy rate to 85 percent on April 17. On March 27, they initially voted for an excess levy rate of 90 percent.
Nancy White, treasurer of Morgan County Schools, said the levy rate was decreased from 90 percent because of increased property assessments in Morgan County.