The Orland School District 135 Board of Education voted unanimously Monday night to spend about $5 million in reserves to lessen the district's overall debt.
The money paid off three series of bonds the district had issued in past years. With the total amount to be abated from taxes, homeowners in Orland Park and Orland Hills with a $350,000 home would save about $245 a year on their property taxes from the portion that goes to D135.
The board also unanimously approved the 2013 tax levies, which stay at the 2012 rate of 3 percent.
Orland School District 135 board members will take their last vote on the next tax levy Monday night.
In November, the board gave the initial go ahead to keep the levy at 3 percent, the same as 2012.
Learn more about D135's next budget.
Download the meeting agenda off D135's website.
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