Click here to view information regarding the equivalent nickel tax recently passed by the Breathitt County Board of Education.
While voting for a tax increase may not be popular, board members realize our facilities are getting older and that we have no long range plan or funding mechanism to replace them. In order to finance new buildings, a nickel tax is necessary. In light of continually increasing tax rates in Breathitt County and throughout this region, the Breathitt County Board of Education determined that the best way to minimize the impact to the taxpayers of the county was to levy the compensating tax rate calculated by KDE, but take out the nickel equivalent to dedicate for the building fund. In this case, the highest rate to be levied by the district is 62.7 cents.
If the nickel tax does not pass, KRS 132.017 requires that the rate levied by the District automatically goes to the 4% rate calculated by KDE, which is 65.2.
YOUR SCHOOL TAX WILL BE LOWER IF YOU VOTE FOR THE NICKEL TAX!
NICKEL Q&A 1
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NICKEL ARTICLE 1
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NICKEL ARTICLE 5 9/12/2017