After lower rates since 2016-17, school board to consider small mill levy increase to prepare for inflation
Maize school board members on Sept. 12 will consider a slight increase of up to 1.331 mills to the district's mill levy for the 2022-23 school year. Maize USD 266's mill levy has remained under 60 mills for years and has seen four slight decreases since the 2016-17 school year. However, the district is reviewing potential steps to avoid a deficit and be prepared to face continued rising costs due to inflation in the upcoming school year.
The increase would take the mill levy just 2 percent above the 2021-22 mill levy but less than 1 percent above where the mill levy was during the 2016-17 school year. The 1.331 mill levy increase would equal approximately $3.46 a month for the average $250,000 home in the Maize school district.