Cost of MLO/Bond

Cost of MLO/Bond

The work is beginning at Douglas County School District (DCSD) to demonstrate accountability and transparency for the additional dollars received by the passage of the November 2018 Mill Levy Override (5A) and Bond (5B).

The passage of 5A will result in a property tax increase amounting to an additional $43 per $100,000 of home market value for Douglas County homeowners. As 5B was a no-new-taxes bond, homeowners will not see increased taxes for that ballot measure.

This tax increase is slightly lower than what was estimated and communicated during the election.

It’s important to note that the tax increase from 5A only applies to the “Douglas County Re-1 School District” line item (listed under authority name) of your property tax statement. You may see other tax increases or decreases from other tax authorities in your area.

Funding from 5A and 5B will be used to:

  • Increase teacher/staff pay to address internal pay gaps and become more competitive with the pay of our neighboring school districts
  • Enhance safety and security at all schools, including neighborhood, charter, magnet and alternative schools
  • Reduce counselor to student ratios at middle and high schools, and add counselors at the elementary school level
  • Address the most urgent capital repairs at school buildings such as heating and cooling systems, fire alarm systems, roofing, plumbing, etc.
  • Add more student programming opportunities, including alternative and career/technical education options
  • Explore and provide new construction to address community growth
  • Replace aging buses and classroom technology
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