Source: The Davis Clipper
FARMINGTON—Along with several other entities in the county, the Davis School District is proposing an 8.46 percent property tax increase and will host a Truth in Taxation hearing Aug. 6 during the regular school board meeting.
“The board is trying to raise $7.6 million for teachers’ salaries,” said District Finance Director Tim Leffel. “Other districts have been able to give large cost of living increases. Park City’s starting salary is $50,000. The board decided we need to keep up, if we don’t we’re going to have a hard time getting teachers.”
With the increase the district’s starting salary will be $43,800, he said. “That’s still far below some of the other districts, but we did what we could. We’re trying to stay competitive.”