During Tuesday night’s Lebanon R3 School Board meeting, a resolution involving a proposed surtax reduction may have reached a final draft. Superintendent Dr. David Schmitz introduced the proposed draft of the resolution with a brief summary.

Among several proposed tweaks to the resolution was an added emphasis on the district’s commitment to Proposition Lebanon Schools, which has increased teacher pay and several other funds to improve the district. Board Member Mary Russell proposed this amendment to the draft.


The full document will be released to the public once the school’s legal team has approved it. The proposed surtax reduction will lower the commercial property surtax from 1.02 dollars per 100 assessed valuation to 51 cents. That question will appear on Laclede County’s ballot in November.