Members of the Cache County School Board agree that property taxes probably will have to be raised this year because of increasing enrollment, low tax valuations and deteriorating buildings in the district.

Superintendent Clark Puffer told the board he recently toured the district's buildings with Associate State Superintendent Scott Bean and Bill Boran of the State Office of Education."They commended the way we are keeping up the old buildings but also said they are in worse condition than in any district in the state," he said Friday.

Puffer said the State Office of Education has made $643,000 available in interest-free loans for critical building needs in the state, and of that, Cache will receive $443,000.

He estimated a two-mill leeway tax levy likely would be put before voters at some point.