She said once the property tax base valuation has been determined, the county auditor sets the tax rates for the upcoming calendar year. She said tax rollback laws prevent existing properties from paying higher taxes without an additional vote. She said the district can only receive additional taxes as a result of new construction or additional levies.
She said the 0.24 mill permanent improvement fund should generate about $171,000 this year.
Also, members of the Middletown City School District board of education, president Marcia Andrew, vice president and the Rev. Greg Tyus, Christi Delloma, Katie McNeil and DeAnna Shores, voted to be paid $125 per meeting, the most allowed by law. Then, for the third consecutive year, they agreed to accept a voluntary 10 percent reduction in pay, or $12.50 less per meeting.