The Clark County Board of Education will hear public comments on proposed property tax rates and a 5.7 cent "growth nickel tax" at a special meeting Wednesday.
The Clark County Board of Education approved tax rates for 2008-2009 earlier this month, including rates of 40.4 cents on real property and personal property, a slight increase over last year's rate of 40.1 cents.
The school district stands to earn $9,536,832 from the proposed rates, $645,309 more than last year.
Funds from the growth nickel - a 5-cent tax that growing Kentucky school districts can levy in addition to the 5 cents all districts already collect for construction - will go toward implementation of the district's facilities plan, which will begin with construction of a new high school.
The public hearing will take place at 7 p.m. at Central Office, 1600 W. Lexington Ave.
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