LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The superintendent of Lexington schools wants to raise property taxes to make schools safer.

Dr. Manny Caulk is proposing a 5 cent property tax to cover the $13 million price tag, WKYT reports.

The plan calls for police officers in every school and metal detectors in every middle and high school. More mental health workers would also be hired.

Property owners would end up paying around $88 a year.

The school board will vote on the idea July 16.

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