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Pasco property values dip more than expected

Pasco County schools superintendent Heather Fiorentino and her team crafted their 2011-12 budget proposals based on an anticipated taxable property value of $23 billion.

She received word on Monday that the actual roll was lower than that by more than half a billion dollars.

The official value reported by the Property Appraiser's Office is $22,408,599,810.

"That came as a surprise," Fiorentino said.

She's now headed back to the planning table to figure out what more the district might need to cut to deal with less money than expected. Stay tuned.

[Last modified: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 10:45am]

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