The Legislative Ask:
Be transparent with taxpayers by modifying required public announcements, notifications, and property tax statements to reflect the contribution of local funds and state funds for public school district operating budgets.
Keep all property tax payments made in the name of school districts in public education.
The Legislative Solution:
- Modify the required language in/on the following documents to reflect the portion of the tax rate/bill collected by local school districts and remitted to the state:
Taxpayer’s Actual Tax Statement – Both Current year and Multi-Year History
Notice of Public Hearing and Tax Rate
Resolution Adopting Tax Rate
Motion to Adopt Tax Rate
Web Site Notification of Tax Rate Adopted
- Provide additional detailed information in the state appropriations bill to clearly identify the impact of changes in local property values on the state’s contribution to education funding.