How much does it happen? From 2014 to 2018 showed, Lakota filed 117 original tax valuation complaints against area businesses and developers, which is 129 percent more than any other local school district in Butler County.
School board stopped the practice, for now: Complaints prompted the Lakota school board to vote in March 2019 to put a one-year moratorium on filing original tax valuation complaints against businesses for one year. The board is scheduled to take action on the status of the moratorium in a meeting later this month.
How much have Butler County districts used it? Six of Butler County's 10 public school systems filed original tax valuation complaints with the board of revisions of the auditor's office from 2014-18.
• Lakota: 117
• Fairfield: 51
• Middletown: 48
• Talawanda: 37
• Monroe: 9
• Edgewood: 1