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Marshall bond issue debt service levy rates

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Information provided by the Marshall Public School District.
If the Marshall Public School District bond issue passes in the April election, the following table indicates tax increases at various property values and in various tax categories.

School district officials have also provided an informative table and ave offered to help anyone calculate their precise tax obligation from the debt service levy. Contact Superintendent Craig Noah at 660-886-7414 for assistance.

(Assessed value = 19 percent of market value. Debt service levy = assessed value divided by 100 times $0.67.)

Market valueper year taxper month taxper day tax
$20,000$25.46$2.128 cents
$30,000$38.19$3.1811 cents
$40,000$50.92$4.2414 cents
$50,000$63.65$5.3018 cents
$60,000$76.38$6.3721 cents
$70,000$89.11$7.4325 cents
$80,000$101.84$8.4928 cents
$90,000$114.57$9.5532 cents
$100,000$127.30$10.6135 cents
$150,000$190.95$15.9153 cents
$200,000$254.60$21.2271 cents
$250,000$318.25$26.5288 cents

(Assessed value = 12 percent of productivity value. Debt service levy = assessed value divided by 100 times $0.67.)

Productivity valueper year taxper month taxper day tax
$100,000$80.40$6.7022 cents
$200,000$160.80$13.4045 cents
$300,000$241.20$20.1067 cents
$400,000$321.60$26.8089 cents

(Assessed value = 32 percent of market value. Debt service levy = assessed value divided by 100 times $0.67.)

Market valueper year taxper month taxper day tax
$100,000$214.40$17.8760 cents
$500,000$1,072.00 $89.33$2.98

(Assessed value = 33 1/3 percent of market value. Debt service levy = assessed value divided by 100 times $0.67.)

Market valueper year taxper month taxper day tax
$5,000$11.1793 cents3 cents
$10,000$22.33$1.866 cents
$25,000$55.83$4.6516 cents
$50,000$111.66$9.3031 cents

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You have touched upon the crux of the problem. As discussed elsewhere, some people don't trust the current school administrators.

These are not the same administrators that perhaps earned your mistrust in the past. They do not think anyone blind or dumb. That's why they have had the open meetings to make the process as transparent as possible.

They are good stewards. They have been maintaining the schools to the best of their ability.

Even if the school buildings were in top shape, the reality is that there are more students in them than the buildings were designed for. A larger school is needed.

The issue with Kansas City schools is not comparable to the proposed bond here. The fact that the Marshall schools are not facing the same issues as Kansas City is more evidence that the present administration is doing an excellent job.

New school buildings are not part of the annual budget, which covers teacher's salary, textbooks, etc.

In fact, a new building has the potential to free up some of the money spent on maintaining the older buildings. That money can be spent on the students.

Please consider voting yes for the proposed school bond in April.

-- Posted by Citizens for the School Bond on Sat, Feb 20, 2010, at 2:28 PM

I have reviewed the above tax information provided by the school administrators. In this economic situation any tax increase is too much.You held these recent meetings so that the public could see the condition of our schools. I believe that the information provided was a bit misleading. The truth is our buildings are in better shape than many other schools within our conference. You just don't want to admit it. In Kansas City there is discussion about closing thirty schools because of the economy. Now is not the time to be building new schools. If other school systems don't have money to operate daily, why does Marshall have so much? We could have it a lot worse here! There are basic repairs and maintenance that is not being done! We need to take care of what we have and be good stewards! Building a new school doesn't change that! The more this issue is discussed, the more I still do not trust our board and administrators.

We are not blind nor are we dumb.

-- Posted by farmer'sgranddaughter on Wed, Feb 17, 2010, at 2:05 PM

Smart Dog,

The few? We don't have any way for sure of knowing how those who didn't vote feel, but in the November 2009 election more than half the voters were in favor of building a new school.

-- Posted by taxedpayer on Sun, Feb 7, 2010, at 5:01 PM

Smart Dog,

With all due respect, the schools need to be replaced. It is a NECESSITY. The schools we have now were built for a much smaller group of children than are currently using the space.

Your $500 a year equals $1.31 a day. You can't buy a latte in town for that price!

$1.31 a day for a quality educational setting is a pretty good deal!

-- Posted by Citizens for the School Bond on Fri, Feb 5, 2010, at 5:18 PM

According to this chart, my property taxes will increase about $500 per year. That is too much!

I am by no means rich, with a $150,000 house and a $350,000 farm (believe me, this is a small farm by today's standards, which will not support my family without another job.)

So, anybody who is trying to make this sound like no big deal for the taxpayers is decieving you. Again, in these economic times, there are essentials and desirables. A NEW SCHOOL IS NOT AN ESSENTIAL.

My honest opinion is that this has now become a contest to see if the few can get thier way. I say this because this has been defeated on the ballot at least 5 times now. Everything in the 21st century seems to now be about winning and loosing, not logic and reason.

-- Posted by Smart Dog on Fri, Feb 5, 2010, at 11:29 AM

Here are the estimated costs to ConAgra and Walmart, as of assessed value dated 12/31/09.

ALL NUMBERS ARE ESTIMATES!! These are not legally binding amounts.

ConAgra $48,983.00

Walmart $68,099.00

-- Posted by Citizens for the School Bond on Tue, Feb 2, 2010, at 1:36 PM


Just a clarification. The numbers we will post (when we get them) is what the cost will be to specific local industry.

We will not be addressing the issue of what local business will do to meet their taxes.

-- Posted by Citizens for the School Bond on Tue, Feb 2, 2010, at 12:48 PM


My apologies if you thought we were ignoring that question. Still working on getting those numbers from Walmart and ConAgra. Will post them as soon as they are available.

Property does have to be paid by all property owners. Everyone will pay their share of the new school.

-- Posted by Citizens for the School Bond on Tue, Feb 2, 2010, at 12:44 PM

mr xray,

The question about the land that the high school rests on has been visited many times before the last school bond vote.

To clarify, the tennis courts and soccer fields and football practice fields are not big enough to meet the state requirements for building a new school.

Regarding the one floor versus multiple floors, one consideration was the ADA requirements. It is easier to meet those with a one-story structure.

-- Posted by Citizens for the School Bond on Tue, Feb 2, 2010, at 7:47 AM

There are families (of all nationalities) who have multi-generational households or who share an apartment with another person. Regardless of how many people live in a house or apartment, the property taxes are paid by the property owner who makes it part of the rent payment.

drop555, are you saying that in order to make all things even, we should take every grandma out of a house that she is sharing with a family member and give her a separate house or apartment? What about two college buddies who decide to share an apartment -- should we split them up?

This is not an income tax -- it's not a sales tax. It's a property tax and it is covered by the property owner. I repeat -- the property tax is paid no matter how many people are in the household.

-- Posted by Citizens for the School Bond on Tue, Feb 2, 2010, at 7:43 AM

Is cost to the tax payer an issue really? OR is it more about not having a good maintenance plan historically and/or not having a plan that seems rational to some or many people in the area?

I have seen many other communities expand or rebuild their schools.... I have not really experienced anything like what is going on in Marshall right now about the schools.

There seems to be a lot of land right around the existing high school that is used for tennis courts and soccer fields and football practice fields.

I really do not know about the new purposed buildings but why is the trend seeming to have ONE story buildings instead of multiple floors that would save ground space? That is not just here but in many school districts.

Not an opinion, just questions I have after reading about this issue for however long you all have been talking about it.

-- Posted by mrxray on Sun, Jan 31, 2010, at 10:30 PM

we need the schools, but who is going to go find a way to get the latin american familys to pay their fair share. There are still numerous families sharing homes, with each having 1,2,3 kids each going to school and only maybe one paying taxes. Plus they bring extra needs to the school system. Not the kids fault but we all pay for it. We pay for and give a quality education system to our kids, lets make sure all help. I was a NO vote and maybe still am but I have grandkids who are about to enter the system and now it looks like to me for their sake I am leaning to a YES. I am sorry to say this but all in the community need to pitch in, If the USA provides you with a Job and your family an education you need to help.

-- Posted by drop555 on Sat, Jan 30, 2010, at 8:45 PM

In addition to CWilli, I ask about good ol Walmart? What is their assessed value and what will their increase be?

-- Posted by Scarpetta on Fri, Jan 29, 2010, at 12:42 PM

Will Cargill and Con-Agra be assessed at the higher Commercial rate? If yes, estimate of their new assessment is ______________.

-- Posted by CWilli on Fri, Jan 29, 2010, at 8:23 AM

viking99, I don't think that sentiment can qualify for truth in our current economic environment. Maybe someday but right now the real estate market is so jumpy and anyone's guess. It's still a buyer's market in this area and until that reverses itself, prices will remain low.

However, I'm still voting yes.

-- Posted by Night Sky on Thu, Jan 28, 2010, at 8:58 PM

I try to remember that people paid taxes so that I could go to school and get an education in a quality setting.

Now it's my turn to support the children.

-- Posted by hat full of sky on Thu, Jan 28, 2010, at 5:11 PM

Don't forget to factor in the increase in goods all over town. With the commercial increase will come product increases to cover the increased over head.

-- Posted by Scarpetta on Thu, Jan 28, 2010, at 1:58 PM

The quality of a town's(city's) schools and its school district, have a direct effect on the value of property in that town. What I am trying to convey to those who may still be against the bond because of their "finacial obligation" is... The more property you have, the more you will pay for your new school. However, that new school is going to make your property worth more $$$ in the end.

Jump on board and Vote Yes

-- Posted by viking99 on Thu, Jan 28, 2010, at 9:52 AM

I hope everyone who is against the bond issue will look at these numbers. I think when people break it down into their particular finacial situation they will see that the district is not asking for their 1st born child but in the majority of cases less than what is cost to have a bottle of soda per day. I know there have been many reasons for not wanting to vote for this bond in the past but I think with everyone it really comes down to #1 not wanting to pay more taxes. I think everyone knows that those elementary buildings are nearing the end of their life cycle and WE WILL have to build a new school in the near future if not now. Unfortunately I think we will be causing ourselves a greater tax burden if we wait until the future because we have seen that the cost to build is only going up.

-- Posted by RuralMarshall on Wed, Jan 27, 2010, at 8:04 PM

That's it?!?! How can anyone not afford that increase, when it will benefit the town and our future (our kids)?

Please, Vote Yes in April.

-- Posted by d3 on Wed, Jan 27, 2010, at 6:56 PM

About $50 a year more for me. I think that this is a good investment.

-- Posted by mu-grad on Wed, Jan 27, 2010, at 6:07 PM

Gosh, with my combined personal property and home property tax, my total would be a whopping 56 cents per day! I echo ALM -- I can handle that.

-- Posted by hat full of sky on Wed, Jan 27, 2010, at 5:25 PM

In other words u pay twice if u also own personal property other than ur home

-- Posted by arojr on Wed, Jan 27, 2010, at 5:08 PM

I can handle that.

-- Posted by ALM on Wed, Jan 27, 2010, at 3:13 PM

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