DANVILLE, Ky (WTVQ) – At the August 15 meeting of the Boyle County Board of Education, board members voted to lower the school tax rate.
The new rate is 71.7 cents per $100 in property.
They say even with not raising taxes, this rate still will allow the district to take in an additional $233,041 in expected revenue over last year, due to new construction in the county.
Taxes have not been raised in five years. After the last increase, a nickel tax, the board felt confident they would not need to raise taxes for at least two years, and now they have been able to continue that trend for five years.
“I am proud of the work we do each day across the district,” commented Superintendent Mike LaFavers. “Our taxpayers can feel confident we are able to provide a wonderful education for our students, while also focusing on the needs of our families and community.”
Even though there have been no increases over the past five years, the district still has been able to make huge strides in both academics and extracurricular activities.
The district is in the process of building a new, state-of-the-art middle school and will then renovate the current middle school to become the new Woodlawn, as well as building a road to connect the entire main campus.