3.9-Mill Schools Levy Will Be Part of the May Ballot
The Lakewood Board of Education passed the resolution Monday night.
The Lakewood Board of Education took the final step toward putting a 3.9-mill levy on the May ballot Monday night.
The board has been discussing this possible levy for months—back in August, the district began surveying residents, asking whether they would support a levy and how much they would be able to afford.
After months of discussion, the board opted to put a traditional, 3.9-mill levy on the May 7 ballot. According to a press release from the board, the levy would cost homeowners $10 per month for $100,000 of home value, if passed.
The district has made spending cuts in recent years, but has also seen a decrease in property tax collections and in state funding. This is the lowest millage request since the 1970s, according to the district.