The Dunbarton school district had an extra million dollars in the budget, and that means some extra money for taxpayers.
A judge ruled last week the school district couldn't hold an emergency meeting about the excess funds. With that ruling, the excess funds will now go toward reducing the tax rate, but only for one year.
That means someone with a home assessed at $300,000 would see a decrease of about $1,000 in their taxes.
Clem Madden is the vice chairman of the school board.
"The accumulation of these funds took everyone by surprise," he said.