The investment in our community's children is made through the levying of property taxes. The information below illustrates the mill levies of surrounding districts to USD 447 in Southeast Kansas. These districts represented are in the same counties as USD 447, adjoin those counties, or are in the Tri-Valley League.
"Total Mills" represents all property taxes collected by a school district. This includes the state mill levy (20 mills) to support the General Fund for school operations, the Local Option Budget, Capital Outlay, and Bond and Interest. We have also provided the Bond and Interest amount broken out in a separate column.
It is noteworthy that USD 447 has been a good steward of taxpayer dollars over the years, with USD 447 taxpayers paying considerably less in property taxes than those living in other districts. Currently, USD 447's total mill rate represents the lowest level of investment in students of any of the 34 counties represented in this comparison.