11/13 Kewaskum School Board Proposes Plan for Seniors Property Taxes

People age 62 and older that live within the Kewaskum School Distruict will soon have the opportunity to volunteer at the Kewaskum School District and earn money toward their property taxes. It’s part of the new senior tax exchange program the School Board approved Monday night. School Superintendent Jim Smasal said the board considered the Senior Exchange program as an opportunity for senior citizens to volunteer for a myriad of opportunities and, in return, they in essence get paid per hour. It is figured out to be $5.00 per hour. They can work up to 80 hours in a given calendar year. That would allow them to get up to $400 off their tax bill. Smasal said background checks on the volunteers will be needed before they can start working in the schools. Smasal also said before this program can be implemented; the public needs to be properly educated on a few key issues. Smasal said there would be a slight cost to the district to run this program because the money that is earned toward the tax bill comes from the district. He predicted the cost would be around five to six thousand dollars.
 
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