The BCC Board of Trustees will look at its Fiscal Year 2020 budget during a study session at 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 14, in Room F-30 of the Fine Arts Building and via Zoom. Both the operational budget and the published budget will be discussed. Publication includes a notice of public hearing on Aug. 11 and an estimated tax rate of 32.96 mills. The actual tax rate for 2019-2020 was 33.077 mills and the rate for 2019-2019 was 33.33 mills.
The proposed published budget keeps the mill levy at approximately the same value, which in turn decreases the tax request by approximately $446,303, according to materials provided to the board. The county valuation decreased significantly because of major decreases in oil/gas, as well as decreases for personal property and utilities. The mill levy request is based on the valuation number provided by the County on June 15.
Other topics for the study session are the June financial statement, athletic insurance, Kansas Board of Regents Strategic Plan, Title IX guidelines, Corrections programming and “Cougar Driven.”