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Board retains tax rate

The Mount Vernon School Board adopted a total tax ordinance of $1.17674 for 2013 in a special called meeting on Monday, Aug. 26. Members set the tax rate  at $.99024 for maintenance and operations.

This is the same rate utilized for the previous six years. Property valuation for the school district is up 2.8 percent from last year. For more details from the school board meeting, see the Aug. 29 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.