Salaries and wages make up the largest part of the increase in homeowners’ Mainland Regional High School District school tax rates for 2013-14, which vary by each town in the three-city district.

In Northfield, for the average residential assessment of $241,564, the rate means an annual school tax bill of about $1,345, an increase of about $84 over this current school year,

In Linwood, for the average residential assessment of $247,788, the rate means an annual school tax bill of about $1,982, an increase of about $40 over this current school year.

In Somers Point, for the average residential assessment of $125,835, the rate means an annual school tax bill of about $1,350, an increase of about $58 over this current school year.

“We were able to maintain all the programs in place,” Mainland Superintendent Tom Baruffi said of the budget passed Tuesday.

The total general budget would be about $26.6 million, district administrator Kim Gniewyk said, while the tax levy would increase by about $327,762, or 2 percent, to about $16.7 million.

The tax rate would rise by slightly less than 3.5 cents per $100 of assessed value in Northfield, 1.6 cents in Linwood, and 4.6 cents in Somers Point.

The rates does not include K-8 school, county or other types of property taxes.

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