Fayette County Board of Education members unanimously voted Monday night to raise property taxes by 2.2 cents per $100 of assessed value.
The rate increase means the owner of a $100,000 house in Lexington will pay an additional $22 in tax.
Under the board's action, the school tax on real property will rise from 65.2 cents per $100 valuation to 67.4 cents per $100. The tax rate on personal property will remain unchanged at 54.3 cents per $100.
No one appeared to speak against the increase at a public hearing before Monday night's board session.
Under Kentucky law, public school districts are free to raise their tax rates enough each year to boost revenues by 4 percent. They can't go higher than 4 percent without risking a roll-back referendum.
Fayette County's revenue increase for the coming year will be a little less than 4 percent, district officials said.
Taxes on real and personal property are expected to raise more than $164 million for the district in the next fiscal year.