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Broward school taxes to drop for most despite bond

Broward school taxes to drop for most despite bond

Broward County voters agreed to pay more in taxes to support a Broward school bond referendum, but most will actually pay less this year, district officials said. There's good news for the school district as well. Its overall funding is increasing and will help pay for projects in the $800 million bond, as well as school buses, teacher performance pay and charter schools. The school tax bill will decrease by $20 for the owner of a house valued last year at $225,000, officials said. That's because the state has required the district to lower its overall tax rate, so this year it will drop from $7.43 to $7.27 per $1,000 of assessed value. Although housing values are rising this...

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