Contrary to school board member John Young’s protest, our assertion that property owners in the Christina School District have seen their school taxes go up 25% in the last 5 years is not completely unfounded.
The resident who brought this to our attention took the time to sample some properties in the district using the county parcel search tool. Here is what he found:
The two properties that deviate from the 25% average would have to be further researched. For example, a 15% drop might indicate recent senior tax credit.
Here are the Year-Over-Year numbers for one of those properties:
The last tax hike referendum to pass in Christina School District was in 2010, which increased the operating tax rate by 37.2%.
The referendum on March 23rd will increase those taxes by another 21%.