Green Bay, Wis. (WFRV) -- Monday night the Green Bay School District hosted a public forum on their upcoming budget.
The projected total is approximately $238 million dollars for the 2012 - 2013 school year.
Roughly $81 million of that will come from property owners through the tax levy.
Monday, the first of two planned public hearings was held at the district offices. District officials say this is a balanced budget with no increase in the proposed tax levy from last year.
The district says it filled a $9 million dollar deficit by using Act 10 and increasing the required employee contributing to retirement by raising health insurance rates and many other changes to benefit plans.
But one man felt given the economy and Act 10, the district could have been much more aggressive.
"You've been given the environment to be able to run the business for the first time in ages, why should any taxpayer in this climate look at another increase," said Green Bay property owner Pete Bilski.
The school board president says it's only because of the increased contributions made by the district employees, that class sized and programs can remain the same.A final public hearing and expected adoption of the budget is set for 6:30 p.m. on October 22nd.