Lakota (Ohio) residents voting on tax levy for upgrades

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Lakota voters will decide the fate of their school district’s latest levy request this November.

School board members voted in special session Monday to place a 5.5-mill continuous levy on the ballot — requesting 3.5 mills for operating expenses and 2.0 mills for permanent improvements.

The millage would cost the owner of a $100,000 home about $192 annually, said treasurer Jenni Logan. The levy would generate $13.8 million in new revenue for Lakota Local Schools each year.

Logan said the district received $77.6 million this year in real estate taxes through an existing 33.5 mills of effective millage.

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