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Board Keeps Tax Rate Unchanged

The Paducah Public Schools Board of Education voted unanimously to keep the district’s tax rate steady at their meeting on September 21, 2020. Prior to the meeting an open hearing was held to hear public comments regarding the tax levy proposal. There were no public comments made.  

The General Fund tax levied in fiscal year 2019-20 was 86.4 cents per $100 on real property and 86.4 cents per $100 on real property. The same rate is proposed for the 2020-21 fiscal year.  
“Since I have been on this board, I have seen the overwhelming support our schools receive from the citizens of Paducah,” said board member Janice Howard. “The pandemic has affected all of us. Some in the community have been negatively impacted financially because of the inability to work and run their businesses, through no fault of their own.”

“I felt it was important to be supportive of the people who have always supported our schools when considering the tax rate and making the decision to leave the rate unchanged.”
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Board Meeting Dates for 2020

On Monday, Nov. 18, 2019 the Paducah Board of Education approved the following as its regular meeting dates for 2020 with the meetings to commence at 5 p.m. in the Seminar Room of the Innovation Hub located at 500 South 25th Street in Paducah.

January 13, 2020 

February 17, 2020 

March 16, 2020

April 20, 2020

May 18, 2020

June 15, 2020 

July 20, 2020

August 17, 2020

September 21, 2020

October 19, 2020

November 16, 2020

December 21, 2020

In order to keep the Board and public safe in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the meetings will be closed to the public. 
You are invited to view the meeting live via our district Facebook page.
If you have any comments or questions for the Board please send them by Monday at 12 noon to [email protected] 



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