After comparing the FY 00 actuals with the FY 02 budget and viewing budget development through a different lens, i.e. removing all "just in case" and "what if " scenarios we have possible reductions totaling $31,505 and additional revenues totaling $6,645.

However, most recent estimates from Harwood indicate a 4.83% increase.

Therefore, the estimated actual education tax, using current estimates is $2.12180, a 5.4% increase.

I don't know about you but I am completely discouraged.