The St. Joseph School District's Board of Education voted to not raise the tax rate, as allowed by state law, during the annual Tax Rate Hearing on Monday, August 26, 2019.
The district had the option to raise the tax rate by a total of more than 12 cents this year.
The Board voted to NOT raise the tax rate this year, and chose to keep the total tax rate at $4.2404 per $100 of assessed valuation.
The action taken by the Board reflects a tax rate that includes: $3.7328 Incidental Fund + $.5076 Debt Service Fund = $4.2404 Total Tax Rate
In April 2019, voters approved a $.61 increase to the school district operating levy, which brought the total tax rate to the current $4.2404.
The measure was approved by a vote of 7-0.
“It’s important to send a strong message to voters,” said Seth Wright, Board of Education president. “We have heard you, and we’re committed to building trust and doing what we said we would do.” The Board of Education meeting on August 26 also included a number of contract renewals and project updates.
Follow this link or watch the video below to view a recap of the Board of Education meeting.