Richards said despite $1.5 million in cuts over the past two years, the district projects a deficit of $1.1 million for next year. He said the district’s teacher salary scale is already one of the lowest in Montgomery County.
The tax levy on the March 17 ballot has two parts, but residents will vote yes or no on the whole package rather than voting separately. The property tax piece is a 5.5-mill, 37-year bond to pay for construction of a new school. The income tax piece is a 0.5% increase of Valley View’s existing school income tax, to avoid a deficit.