The Lincoln County Board of Education voted (4-1) tonight to remove the recallable nickel tax from the November election ballot. The decision from the board was based on the economic uncertainty due to COVID-19.
Superintendent Michael Rowe said, “In a time where one out of every four people are unemployed across our country, we cannot in good conscience ask our community to take on an additional tax that they are not used to paying.”
The Lincoln County School Board voted on September 12th of last year (4-1) to approve the 2019-2020 General Fund Levy of 60.2 cents on $100 of assessed value for real property and 60.2 cents on $100 of assessed value for personal property with exonerations. Of this rate, 5.7 cents were subject to recall. The public successfully petitioned the board action earlier this year causing the recallable tax to appear on the upcoming November ballot.
For more information about this issue, please contact the Student Support Center at 606.365.2124.