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School Bond Tax Impact Discussed at Public Meetings for USD 445


USD 445 Coffeyville Public Schools held their public informational meetings last evening and this morning. Roosevelt Middle School Counselor, Jennifer Foraker, tells us what we'd see if this bond issue passes.

And Superintendent Dr. Correll tells us about the two options on the proposed ballot, Option/Question 1 ($19.8M) and Option/Question 2 ($3.8M). Correl explained that Option 1 would increase a homeowner's property tax for a $75,000 home by $6.83 per month, and if Option 2 passes along with the 1st, it would be an additional $1.44 per month. However, note that if the 1st does not pass, the 2nd is automatically cancelled.


School Board President, Darrel Harbaugh, really wants more clarity about these taxes. Click both blue links to hear him express the importance of taxes to make improvements. He mentions "good" and "bad" taxes, and in this audio, he goes into more detail on how USD 445 compares with other districts on fiscal responsibility and taxes.


The architectural firm, Insight Design Studio, was also there - We hear from Jacob Cox who tells us how this bond issue compares with last year's and what it includes. Click here to listen to him.




Click the following link to open and view the document/chart showing tax impact on homeowners according to the value of their homes:


Dr. Correll presented a chart showing the tax impact on homeowners. See that at the above link, and in the graph below, you can see how the school district's taxes compare with other entities such as Coffeyville Community College, City of Coffeyville, Montgomery County, State of Kansas, and others. As shown in far right column, USD 445 "mill tax levy" has gone DOWN 1.188 (so is negative) whereas City of Coffeyville has gone UP 10 points in the last eight years (to see all eight years in the chart, go to THIS PAGE found at city's website. More on what these "mill tax levies" mean soon!



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