The Rochester School Board will be discussing the school district’s 2017 property tax levy at Tuesday night’s meeting.

A vote on actually certifying the preliminary levy is expected at the board’s next meeting in early October. In recent years, it has become commonplace for the school board to certify the preliminary levy at the maximum amount allowed by the state, and then consider possible decreases before adopting the final levy in December.

Figures supplied by the state put the school district’s maximum levy for next year at just under $54 million. That would be an increase of 9-percent from the 2016 levy, which was set $3 million below the maximum levy at around $49.5 million. School District officials note that if the 2017 maximum is compared to the 2016 maximum, the increase would be about 2.6-percent.

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