Affton Sets Tax Rate; Maintains Rollback

Affton Sets Tax Rate; Maintains Rollback
Posted on 09/30/2020
Affton Sets Tax Rate; Maintains Rollback

On Tues., Sept. 29, the Affton Board of Education unanimously approved the 2020 tax rate of $5.4096, maintaining a voluntary tax rollback of 35-cents first introduced in 2017. 

Assessed valuations for 2020 increased 0.77% over 2019. Because annual fluctuations in the tax rate are correlated to changes in assessed valuations, the tax rates for 2020 ($5.4096) are comparable to the 2019 rates ($5.4091).

As promised, Affton School District has continued to honor its commitment to the community by investing over $3.2 million in capital improvements throughout the District in the 2019-2020 school year. During that time, funds generated from Prop N, the bond issue approved by the community in November 2016, have been used toward completing Capital Improvement Plan renovations at Rogers Middle School.

“This year more than ever, it is important that we help ease the tax burden on the Affton community by continuing the tax rate rollback that has been in place since 2017,” said Dr. Travis Bracht, superintendent. “Affton School District and our Board of Education take our commitment to fiscal responsibility very seriously, and that extends to doing all we can to save money for our taxpayers while still maintaining the funds necessary to operate the district and support key improvement strategies that help keep our community strong.” 

Capital improvement plans for the 2020-2021 school year include applying approximately $2.6 million, toward:

  • Improving safety and security throughout the district, including installation of intruder safety film on doors and windows and new secure entry vestibules at Rogers Middle School and Affton High School;
  • Replacement of mechanical equipment at Affton High School through a performance contract;
  • New classroom furniture at Affton High School, Rogers Middle School, and Gotsch Intermediate School; and
  • Continuing routine maintenance and repairs throughout the District, including replacement of roofing, asphalt, and other repairs as needed.
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