The Senior Tax Exchange Program is a result of Board of Education interest in involving senior citizens in our school district. STEP was approved by the Board of Education in August, 2004. The program in the School District of Sturgeon Bay was implemented September 2004. It allows senior citizens, 62 years of age and older, whose primary residences are in the District and who pay property tax on these residences, to work in the District in exchange for property tax credit. Pay is $7.25 per hour. Two (but not more than two) eligible residents of the same property may share work to meet the $565 maximum amount for each primary residence, but combined pay cannot exceed $565. The $565 limit amounts to a maximum of 78-work hours/household. The School District of Sturgeon Bay administrative team developed the philosophy of this program.