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Local school district budget accepted

The Kimball Board of Education set their 2017-18 budget and final tax request at the Sept. 11 regular board meeting.

Though the total amount of taxes requested has changed, those fluctuations are due to property valuations as opposed to the district’s tax request. The board set their levy at $1.04 for the fourth consecutive year, according to board president Lynn Vogel.

“We have tried to be consistent with that (tax request),” Superintendent Marshall Lewis said.

In 2014-15 that levy request totaled $555 million for the district, the following year it was $587 million, then fell to $56...

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