Two Winnipeg school divisions look for increase in property taxes

Two school divisions in Winnipeg are calling for an increase in property taxes in their 2019-2020 draft budgets.The Winnipeg School Division is calling for a 2.9 per cent increase on property taxes.The increase would add about $40 per year to the average tax bill for property owners in the school division.A school trustee within the division warned cutbacks could be coming as a result of provincial funding levels.Global NewsHelp us improve Globalnews.caGlobal NewsTake the survey now!Story continues below

READ MORE: Cutbacks could be coming to Winnipeg schools, says WSD trusteeThe Louis Riel School Division is looking for a higher increase at 3.47 per cent, or $68 a year for the average homeowner.The request comes despite the provincial government putting a two per cent cap on property tax increases in January.READ MORE: Manitoba holds the line on school funding at 0.5 per cent – the same as last yearProperty taxes are based on a calendar year, while school divisions use what they call “Special Requirements”, based on the school year.There are seven school divisions operating within the city.Get daily local headlines and alerts