Kentucky schools turning to property taxes for funds

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

So far, 81 districts have adopted tax rates that will increase revenue by 4 percent, the largest amount allowed under law without being subject to a voter recall.

That's an increase over the 76 districts that approved similar measures last year — and 26 school boards have yet to set a rate, meaning this year's number likely will grow.

The Estill County school board, for instance, expects to raise $65,000 from a tax increase approved this year. But its primary appropriation from the state is down about $700,000 compared to 2009.

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