BPS Operating Millage

BPS Operating Millage - Vote Tuesday, Nov. 5

The Millage ballot proposal is 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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