This year's levy to fund maintenance and operations expenditures exceeds last year's maintenance and operations tax levy.  Also, this year's M&O tax rate is higher than the effective maintenance and operations tax rate.

THIS TAX RATE WILL RAISE MORE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS THAN LAST YEAR'S TAX RATE.  THE TAX RATE WILL EFFECTIVELY BE RAISED BY 3.67% AND WILL LOWER TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS BY APPROXIMATELY  $10.35.