SAUK RAPIDS - Sauk Rapids-Rice is one of several school districts across the state considering asking their voters to raise their own taxes.

Sauk Rapids-Rice is one of just 36 districts in the state that doesn't currently have an operating levy.

However Superintendent Dan Bittman says it's getting tougher for them to pay their bills.

Bittman says the school board will decide on August 22nd whether to put an operating levy on the ballot this November.  He's says, if they do, they'll be asking for a levy that would increase taxes on a $125,000 home by $50 a year.  That would raise an additional $938,000 a year for the district.

Foley, Melrose, Paynesville, ROCORI and Sartell-St. Stephen are also considering putting an operating levy question on the November ballot.