The Akron Public School board wrapped up some year end business on Thursday in a special meeting.
The routine recap of spending for the 2011-2012 school year showed appropriations of nearly $600 million - which matches what was forecast before the year's end.
The board also approved a temporary budget plan of $176 million for the first three months of the new school year, a standard procedure to keep things going...as a permanent budget is due by the end of September.
The school board will spend much of July considering what size levy it'll put on the November ballot.
"I don't want to wait to give ourselves just a couple of days of a window," School board president Jason Haas tells AkronNewsNow. "We're going to look at it in July....and by the end of July at the latest, July 31st, we're gonna have voted on something."
But what that "something" is, levy millage wise, is not yet known.
"It's going to be at least what it was last time," Haas says. "My guess is, it's going to be somewhat higher. But I don't know to what degree yet."
Haas says even if the board wanted to raise the same amount as the 5.5 mill levy rejected narrowly by voters last November, the millage would have to increase by as much as a half-mill...since property values have taken a hit locally.
The board had originally planned a 5.9 mill levy for the March primary ballot, but decided to wait until November.