Lindbergh Schools is holding its tax-rate hearing virtually Tuesday night


Concord Elementary students pose for a back-to-school photo Friday, Aug. 28, 2020.

The Lindbergh Schools Board of Education will vote on the 2020 blended tax rate at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22, during the annual scheduled tax rate hearing. This year’s proposed blended rate is $4.0309 per $100 assessed valuation, a very slight increase from the 2019 rate, which was $4.022.

This year’s hearing will be conducted on videoconferencing app Zoom and streamed live on the district’s YouTube channel, District residents who wish to make a public comment regarding the tax rate can send an email to any time before the board meeting. Public comments will be read live during the meeting prior to the board vote.

St. Louis County school districts are required to calculate a single blended rate of the above rates, which is only used to compare Lindbergh with other school districts. The district is proposing a blended tax rate of $4.0309 per $100 of assessed valuation for 2020,  which is a 0.0087-cent change from 2019.

2020 Proposed Tax Rates (Per $100 of assessed valuation)

Residential Real Estate – $2.8717 (decrease of $0.0019)

Agricultural Real Estate – $2.4600 (decrease of $0.0008)

Commercial Real Estate – $3.7394 (increase of $0.0378)

Personal Property – $3.9096 (unchanged)

BLENDED OPERATING RATE – $3.1979 (increase of $0.0087)

Debt Service (applied to all categories) – $0.8330

BLENDED TOTAL RATE OPERATING & DEBT – $4.0309 (increase of $0.0087)