Waupaca school district property tax payers will see a decrease in the school portion of their tax bill in December. The school board this morning approved the 2016-2017 budget, a 31-million dollar spending plan that includes a local tax levy of 15.8 million dollars, and a supporting tax rate of 10-dolllars and 98-cents per thousand dollars valuation. That tax rate is down 66 cents from a year ago, or 66 dollars on a 100-thousand dollar home. The rate is also down 7 cents from projections earlier this month. Final state aid figures for the district were up 103-thousand dollars more than anticipated, which dropped the tax rate by 7 cents. The Waupaca district remains 1 of 7 in the state to tax it’s citizens more than a million dollars under the state’s allowable revenue limit. Of the 31 million dollar budget, 3.15 million is for debt payments on the high school. That debt will be paid off in two more years.