Burlington School District looks at upcoming budget

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BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) The Burlington School District says it's facing "tremendous uncertainty" on the financial impacts of having to close schools and activities due to the coronavirus, but they say they're expecting a significant financial hit next school year.

Members of the board say they're working to preserve as much financial flexibility as possible.

They say the state education fund is facing a projected $150 million deficit in the 2021 fiscal year.

This projection is likely to change multiple times, but the board says the current projections would result in a property tax rate increase of 22 cents to 23 cents above Town Meeting Day projections.

That would equate to an increase of 22% for people in Burlington.