Contrary to the Board of Mythomania treating the School Budget as one big fat pot of money - there is a budget they put together and gave to You behind it. Further, contrary to what Super Dr. Richard 'Build the Trust' O'Malley once quipped and would like you to think - You are Voting on a Budget and not just a number (Tax Levy).
On the ballot, you're voting on the school tax levy resulting from the 2014-15 School Budget. The School Budget is prepared on a fiscal year basis and runs from July 1 to June 30 every year. The fiscal year tax levy has to be converted to a calendar year since our property taxes are calculated on a calendar year basis here in Downtown Edison.
Below you can see how you go from the April 23rd Ballot back to the School Budget for 2014-15. Hope it helps:
Anyhoo, this is where 57% of your 2013 property taxes went and 77% of your property tax increase in 2013 came from - so make sure you get out and make your opinion heard next Wednesday.
With apologies - mistakenly had the date as March 23rd - corrected - should be April 23rd.