LAKE COUNTY, Fla. – Lake County voters will soon get to decide on whether to keep a school safety tax in place.
A 75% millage tax has been levied in Lake County since 2019, following the fatal Parkland shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in 2018.
The Lake County School Board voted in March to put the mill on the ballot for the general elections in November, which will give voters the opportunity to continue the tax.
BREAKING IT DOWN
If passed, the 75% millage tax would remain in effect, neither increasing nor decreasing.
This means that taxpayers would pay 75 cents for every $1,000 of taxable home value for their property.
For example: on a home with $250,000 in taxable value, the owner would be required to pay $187.50.
According to Lake County Schools, funds from the millage tax have gone toward services like student mental health support, school safety officers and nursing staff in the district.
A “YES” vote on the 75% mill rate means you approve continuing the effective millage tax for Lake County school safety efforts.
A “NO” vote on the 75% mill rate means you would like to discontinue the effective millage tax.