A vote by the Madison School Board means the average family will see its tax bill go down.
The board unanimously voted Monday night to keep the tax levy the same as last year, meaning that for the average Madison home, taxes will go down about $78 because of declining property values.
But some new programs will get funded as well. The district found about $2.5 million in the last month from an unexpected federal payout and for pre-paying down debt.
The Madison Metropolitan School District superintendent said he thinks the district has been able to strike a good balance.
"We think we are able to do the balance now in another way, which is still in recognition of maintaining a tax levy with no increase, actually a slight decrease, reducing the budget which is really more of a result of state action that took place, and addressing some of the needs we have to educate our children as well," said Superintendent Dan Nerad.