Local school taxes make up a big part of a homeowner’s property tax bill. The tax bill is broken into two parts: Maintenance and Operations (M&O) covers operating costs like salaries, benefits and utility bills; Interest and Sinking (I&S) covers interest on bond debt for facilities.
"The Board of Trustees and administration are committed to having the lowest possible tax rate while planning for the future and maintaining an outstanding educational program for students," said Superintendent Keith McBurnett.
The approved tax rate is 2 cents away from being at pre-2014 Bond Program levels.
"We are thrilled to have accomplished so many upgrades and renovations to our facilities the past 3 years while aggressively lowering the tax rate," said McBurnett. "Because of the work we accomplished our facilities are safer, more efficient and provide a better learning environment for students."