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The Minooka District 201 School Board this week decided to approve the publication of a public notice and set a public hearing date and time for the district’s tentative property tax levy.

The district is proposing a 2020 levy of $27,750,000, excluding funds for bond and interest payments, according to a presentation shown to the school board. Mary Robinson, the district’s business manager, spoke of how the tentative property tax levy is set.

Officials have received total property value increase estimates for the three counties served by Minooka District 201 schools. In Will, Kendall and Grundy counties, the district is eying total property value increases of 6.4%, 3.87% and 7%, respectively.

Robinson said this information helps provide for the 2020 levy to work under the assumption that there is an approximately 6.3% increase for Minooka District 201 schools. Officials intend to hold a public hearing on this topic at the school board’s December meeting.

A certificate of the levy is required to be submitted by the district to the county clerk’s office in Grundy, Will and Kendall counties before the last Tuesday of December.