Tag Archives: tax levy

Lack of Grant Funding Derails Plan for SCR-I Early Childhood Center

A shortfall in state and federal funding made a proposal for a local tax levy extremely short lived. At the May 12th meeting of the Scotland County R-I Board of Education, the board voted 7-0 to pursue a $0.10 tax levy increase to help fund construction of an Early Childhood Center. The following day, the […]

SCR-I Board of Ed Supports Prop KIDS

Dear Editor, This past April, a diverse representation of your community met in a series of meetings to discuss strengths and weaknesses of the Scotland County R-1 School District.  The result of the meetings of this Vision Committee was a list of projects that were deemed necessities to be addressed in the short-term.  This list […]

Vote No on Proposition KIDS

As you drive through Scotland County you will most likely see the Proposition K.I.D.S. (Keep Improving District Schools) signs encouraging individuals to vote yes on November 4th. This Proposition calls for a levy increase of $.65 on every $100.00 of each individual’s assessed valuation for the next 20 years. It is important to note that […]

Former Educator Points to Preschool Program’s Success as Factor for Supporting Proposition KIDS Ballot Initiative

Proposition KIDS (Keep Improving District Schools) is a measure that will appear on the November 4th ballot for the Scotland County R-I School District. The measure will ask voters to approve a tax increase to pay for the construction and equipping of an Early Childhood Center, a library/media center expansion, and a new band and […]

School Board Approves Ballot Issue Asking for $0.65 Levy Increase

If approved by voters the increase would generate $5 million over the next 20 years to fund a proposed Early Childhood Center and other additions to the SCR-I campus.  After years of operating below the voter-approved tax rate ceiling, the Scotland County R-I Board of Education will be asking voters in November to approve a […]

City Tax Levy to Increase Four Cents

With a decrease of nearly half a million in assessed valuation on the tax role, the Memphis City Council agreed on Thursday night to a four-cent increase in the municipal tax levy, the first change in the rate in more than a decade. A decline of more than $350,000 in personal property assessment in the […]

School District Looking to Raise Levy to $3.43 for 2014-15 School Year

The proposed 10-cent tax increase is expected to generate an additional $101,000 in local tax revenue for SCR-I. After deficit spending for the past seven fiscal years, the Scotland County R-I School District will consider eliminating a voluntary roll back on the tax levy rate for 2014-15. The tax rate hearing will be held Thursday, […]


A public hearing will be held at 5:30 PM on August 23, 2012 at Scotland County Memorial Hospital, at which time citizens may be heard on the proposed property tax rate to be set by the Scotland County Memorial Hospital District, a political subdivision.  The tax rate shall be set to produce revenues, which the […]