Lakewood Finance Task Force. 

In our previous article, we discussed the need for Lakewood’s residents to renew one of the two emergency levies. The 2013 emergency levy provides $2,300,000 toward the daily operations of the district. Renewal of that levy will ensure the district’s ability to continu...

In our previous article, we discussed that the district relies heavily on local property taxes as a result of the State’s limited contribution toward the district’s operating cost, and that the district’s financial stability depends on the renewal of two temporary oper...

In our previous article, we discussed the two major income sources the district must predict in order to develop an operating budget that keeps the district financially sound. Local property taxes and state funding combined make up almost 90% of the district’s operatin...

In our previous article, we discussed the overall financial management of the Lakewood Local School District and the qualifications of the district’s chief financial officer as well as her accomplishments since becoming the district’s financial executive. In this artic...

In our previous article, we discussed the history of voter support of our school district’s tax levies and how it is changing. In this article, we will discuss how the District approaches its budgetary management of taxpayer’s money, and the results of those approaches...

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