The state department of public instruction this morning gave final certification to state aid dollars for public schools. And Waupaca’s state aid is coming in at nearly double what was anticipated. At last week’s school board meeting, the preliminary budget was based on a state aid increase of 114 thousand dollars. That preliminary budget called for a tax rate decrease of 58 cents per thousand. The state aid figure for Waupaca will actually be an increase of 217 thousand dollars, which district business manager Karl Hayek says will reduce the tax rate another 7 cents. So the school portion of the property tax bill will be down about 65 dollars on a 100 thousand dollar home. Waupaca’s public budget hearing is next Thursday morning.