News Democrat

School Safety Levy Proposed

By Wayne Gates

Brown County voters will be asked to pay for additional school safety and security this November. The Brown County Educational Service Center is planning to place a 1.95 mill school safety and security levy on the ballot. Each school district in the county will have to decide whether to “opt-in” or participate in the levy. The districts that decide to participate will have property in their districts subject to the new levy. If a district chooses not to participate, property in that district would not be subject to the increase. The vote on the levy would be countywide. Each district will meet between now and July 25 to make a decision. Once that happens, the BCESC board will meet again to send the proposed levy to County Auditor Jill Hall for certification. The BCESC board would then have to meet again prior to August 7 to vote to place the levy on the ballot. More information about how proceeds from the levy would be distributed to school districts is available in the July 12 News Democrat. To subscribe, visit www.newsdemocrat.com

The Brown County Educational Service Center Governing Board is planning to put a 1.95 mill school safety and security levy on the November ballot.
https://www.newsdemocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/web1_ESC-Levy-1.jpgThe Brown County Educational Service Center Governing Board is planning to put a 1.95 mill school safety and security levy on the November ballot.