Tag: mill levy

USD 257 was hit by a one-two punch of bad budget news for the coming school year. Enrollment numbers are likely to decrease, and the county’s property valuation dropped, all of which will translate to…

An unexpected low bond rate will save USD 257 taxpayers about $8.6 million in interest to build a new elementary school and make other improvements. School board members learned the results from the sale of…

How property tax bills are determined can be confusing. And, there’s no reason why most folks should be expected to immerse themselves in the intricacies of how tax statements are figured. That isn’t because of…

Property taxes make up the centerpiece of an ongoing debate about whether USD 257 voters will support construction of a new elementary school in Iola, a new science building for Iola High School and improvements…

To see how much your property taxes are likely to increase, just pull out your most recent property tax statement. Find the “assessed valuation.”  The assessed valuation represents 11.5 percent of the actual value of…