Butler County Mill Levies 2009-2017

Butler County Mill Levies

It's important to know where your money goes. From 2009-2016, Butler Community College's mill levy remained at 18.063. In 2016, Butler increased its taxes to 20 mills. This was done to support a Digital Transformation Capital Outlay project. In three years, the increase sunsets and the college's mill levy will revert back to the original 18.063.

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Message From the President

Dr. Kim Krull, PhDWelcome to the Community Connection website. As President of Butler Community College, I want to ensure Butler County citizens are apprised of the facts regarding your locally-controlled community college and of our initiatives to help Butler County and the region thrive. 

There has been much discussion in the past few weeks about “fair funding” for Butler County taxpayers.  Let me assure you, the College Trustees and Administrators are listening and we have appreciated the opportunity to visit with county residents and business owners. It has been encouraging to hear from so many who do positively support the college and the work we do.

It is fortunate that Butler Community College, like all Kansas community colleges, is locally controlled. Our Board of Trustees come from our own communities and know first-hand the challenges of our local economy. It is important to understand that no legislator or commissioner has any official jurisdiction in regard to the college’s local mill levy. Therefore, it’s about relationships between you, the taxpayer, and the college. I believe that’s a relationship worth valuing on both sides.

With that said, the college leadership welcomes conversations that bring the communities and citizens of Butler County together for a long-term solution that benefits the county as a whole. When we grow our tax base anywhere within our four corners, we help each other. I will also be an advocate at the state level for creative changes in higher education funding for the benefit of all Kansans and those seeking a better life through education.

Butler County is a great place to live. We enjoy quality businesses, amazing public schools, and a community college dedicated to ensuring our citizens, regardless of age, have open access to higher education, technical training and skill development. The power of education is life-changing and it serves as a vital economic component to any community.

As the county’s largest employer, Butler Community College is a major economic engine not only for the county but also South Central Kansas. In a state with such high demand for workforce development and needed economic growth, pressure to urge the College Trustees to cut $3.5 million through a mill levy reduction to save many property owners approximately $.16 per day is counterproductive. Please take some time in our new website to learn the facts about Butler’s mill levy and what property owners pay to the taxing entities of this county.

Thank you for supporting education and the difference it makes in the lives of our students and fellow community members. The support for Butler has been both heart-warming and appreciated.

Kimberly W. Krull, Ph.D.
President of Butler Community College

Butler Community College Economic Impact

Butler employs 1400 employees

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OUR MISSION: Butler Community College exists to develop responsible, involved lifelong learners and to contribute to the vitality of the communities it serves.

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