At the budget hearing and annual meeting in September, we shared positive financial news; the mill rate decreased for the second year in a row. The mill rate is how many dollars a property owner will be taxed for every $1,000 of property value.
School Year & Mill Rate
When the referendum was first passed, we anticipated a $0.53 increase to the mill rate. A number of positive factors have worked in Whitnall’s favor the last two years to, instead, keep the overall tax levy flat and decrease the mill rate. We hope to continue to stabilize tax bills as much as possible moving forward.
School districts are one of five entities who comprise your January tax bill. Property taxes also include Milwaukee Area Technical College, Milwaukee County, Milwaukee Sewer, and your local municipality taxes. While the Whitnall School District reports the average mill rate across the district, the actual tax impact can vary from household to household dependent upon a number of factors.