Last week, the Lakewood City Schools Board of Education voted to put a 3.9-mill levy on the May 7, 2013 ballot. Here’s a little more information about that proposal:
- What is it? A 3.9-mill operating levy. Operating levies are used to pay for regular expenses, like salaries and classroom materials, in the school district.
- How much would it cost residents? The levy would cost taxpayers an estimated $10 per month per $100,000 of home value, according to a press release from the district.
- How much money would it bring to the district? Christine Gordillo, a spokeswoman for the district, said that the levy would generate about $3.327 million each year for the Lakewood City Schools if passed. The levy would bring in less money the first year, since it would only be in effect for half the year, she added. Collections would not begin until 2014.
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