Jul 31, 2020 6:04 PM

Slight mill levy decrease in USD 428’s published 2020-2021 budget

Posted Jul 31, 2020 6:04 PM
USD 428's proposed budget for the 2020-2021 school year.
USD 428's proposed budget for the 2020-2021 school year.

By COLE REIF
Great Bend Post

The USD 428 Board of Education voted in favor of publishing the 2020-2021 budget which will see a slight decrease in the mill levy. The upcoming school budget will see a .019 drop in the mill rate compared to the previous year.

USD 428 Superintendent Khris Thexton noted the Supplemental General Local Option Budget (LOB) went up just over one mill from last year, so the district dropped their capital outlay fund to even the rate.

"Our goal is to keep our mill rate as flat as possible," said Thexton. "We have money in our capital outlay, so the reduction of one mill won't put an issue on our capital outlay."

The 2019-2020 mill levy for total expenditures was 41.459. The published budget for the upcoming school year is 41.440.

Detailed information on the budget is currently available at the District Education Center and will also be presented at the August public hearing.

"There are other documents including a one-page graphic of all the expenditures and the codes and forms that we use to fill out the budget," Thexton said.

The hearing before the final approval of the 2020-2021 budget is set for August 10th at 5 p.m. inside the District Education Center, 201 South Patton Road.