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.
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