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A Brave Conversation About the Operating Referendum Designed to Reduce Menahga School Taxes

 

You will see on the election ballot this year, an operating referendum to increase the Menahga general education revenue by $180 per pupil.  The law requires that the following language be on the ballot: By voting "yes" on this ballot question, you are voting for a property tax increase.

The Menahga School Board has made it clear it is their present intention of the School Board to use a portion of the levy proceeds to reduce unequalized local school taxes. For the coming year, this will lower the total school taxes by about $115,000 if the operating referendum passes on November 3rd election.

While this is technically true, over 60% of this new revenue comes from the state. Knowing this, the school board has promised to trade this increase for other taxes that are 100% local. The estimated net tax savings to the community is approximately $115,000 each year. By doing this, taxes will go down, especially for farms and businesses. 

At the September Board meeting, the following resolution was passed unanimously to emphasize that promise: The Menahga Public School Board fully intends to financially support local taxpayers through the reduction of all unequalized local school taxes provided the operating levy for $180 per pupil on the ballot for the November 3rd,2020 election passes. This means, that this Board is committed to maintaining this plan. While future Boards could change this, they are your elected officials, and you will have a say as to what they do going forward. 


CLICK HERE TO VIEW ANALYSIS OF TAX IMPACT OF OPERATING REFERENDUM
 

If you have any questions, please give me a call.

 

Kevin Wellen, 

Superintendent, Menahga Public Schools

218*564-4141

 

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