New Bremen's School Levy Passes

Staff Writer

Voters said yes to the New Bremen Board of Education’s 8.46 mill bond levy at the ballot box on Tuesday, May 2. The bond issue will build a new kindergarten through eighth grade facility adjacent and connected to the high school.

The levy passed, 845-511, with 62 percent of voters in the district voting for it.

The 30-year bond at 8.46 mills will cost approximately $20 million, with the state taking on about $5.68 million of the project. The local share will be about $14.37 million.

The levy passed as the current high school millage rate of 6.68 mills is being paid off. Taxpayers will see a rate increase of 1.78 mills, which means on an $100,000 home, the annual tax increase from the current rate will be about $91. On a $155,000 home — the median home value in New Bremen — the tax will increase by about $142 per year.

This was the third time the district put the levy up for a vote.