At the May 11th board of education meeting, trustees adopted a $114.5 million spending plan that maintains all current educational offerings and instructional programs while remaining within the property tax levy cap limits.
The budget reflects an increase of 4.54 percent and calls for an estimated tax rate decrease of $3.03 per $1,000 for Lancaster. The 2019-20 tax rate was $17.92/$1,000 of assessed value, and the estimated 2020-21 tax rate is $14.89/$1,000 of assessed value. This estimated tax rate is the lowest rate in ten years.
Check back often, as budget information will be posted to our website as it becomes available. The annual budget hearing will be held on Monday, June 1, 2020 at 7:00 pm via videoconference. Access details will be provided on the district's website prior to the meeting. Voting for the 2020-21 budget and board member election will be held entirely through absentee ballot. Absentee ballots will be mailed to all qualified voters of the school district prior to the vote. Ballots are due back to the district no later than Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at 5:00 pm, at which time all ballots will be opened and counted. June 9, 2020 is considered the official annual election and budget vote day.If you do not receive a ballot in the mail by June 1st, please contact Sandy Janik at email@example.com or call 686-3201 to request one.