Dear Patrons of our Cardinal Community,
The Lawson R-XIV School District is considering proposing an 87-cent operating levy increase for the April 2022 election, which would cost residential property owners an increase about $165 annually for each $100,000 dollars of appraised value of residential real property, generating $725,000 in increased revenue for the District. The new revenue will be used for salaries to attract & retain quality staff and offset state revenue shortfalls which have resulted in deficit spending. The current operating levy is $2.8708, the lowest in the region and just twelve cents above the state minimum. If passed the resulting operating levy would be $3.7408 and the total levy (with debt service) would be $4.6908. Please answer the questions in the survey to provide valuable feedback for the Board of Education.
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Roger A. Schmitz
Superintendent of Schools