• Vote Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019 

    On Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019 voters will be asked to consider a ballot proposal to restore, replace and extend the BPS Operating Millage.

    The proposal will ask voters to consider restoring the state-expected, 18 mill levy on non-homestead (commercial and second residence) property for this school year, replacing the current non-homestead millage authorization to 21 mills, while allowing the District to levy no more than the 18 mills allowed by our state on non-homestead properties.

    The proposal also asks residents to consider extending the homestead rate through 2028 without a tax rate increase to homeowners, eliminating the need for an Operating Millage proposal in 2021.


    What does the proposal ask?

    For voters to restore the 18 mill non-homestead (commercial) rate
    Replace the authorized limit to 21 mills on non-homestead (commercial) property allowing the District to levy the full 18 mills and protect against future rollbacks
    Extend the voter-approved homestead millage rate of 14.24 mills through 2028.

    The current homestead millage rate expires in 2021.
    14.24 mills is the current, voter-approved maximum rate. However, BPS only levies 7.1948 mills, a rate that has decreased over the years and is not expected to increase.
    This proposal would not increase residential property tax rates.


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