Lincoln Public Schools is keeping to its promise that the property tax levy won't go up.
Tuesday night the school board held one of two budget forums.
LPS is looking at a 363.3 million dollar budget for the next school year.
That's more than a five percent increase from the last.
LPS is anticipating the student population to jump by 1,000.
A $13.5 million increase in state aid is allowing the district to balance a budget without increasing taxes.
A promise made when a bond issue was passed in February.
"We're affording a large portion of that 13.5 from the state aid but it's needed to serve the projected additional thousand student's projected next fall," says Dr. Liz Standish, Associate Superintendent.
LPS has hired an additional 70 teachers and staff, positions that went unfilled in the past.