Property tax approved to improve school safety

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – The Bowling Green Independent School District has passed a proposed property tax increase as a way to help improve school safety.

The school board voted unanimously to pass the proposal on Monday night.

It’s a two percent increase in property taxes, meaning a $150,000 home would have an additional $25.50 tax.

The tax was proposed because of the school safety and resiliency act, also known as Senate Bill 1.

This act requires schools to have certain safety resources, but the state is not providing the funding to do so.

Superintendent of the Bowling Green Independent School District Gary Fields said he believes this tax increase will be beneficial to the students.

“Once we were able to sit down with the board and show them that this money is going to be used for the benefit of our students, our student’s mental health, our student’s safety, they were all very willing to do so for that purpose,” Fields said.