Board Meeting Open Session – August 17, 2023 – 6:00pm – Click here for agenda
The voters of Stone County passed the first developmental disability board tax levy in 2016 by an overwhelming majority. Formed by that vote, Stone County Developmental Disability Board (SCDDB) now provides direct services, as well as funding local nonprofit organizations to provide services on its behalf, to residents of Stone County who have developmental disabilities.
People with autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, and other intellectual and developmental disabilities may be eligible for supports that were not previously available.
Since receiving the first tax levy payment in 2018, SCDDB has provided over $1.55 million in local agency funding and individual funding. SCDDB has also developed Day Services and
Residential Services programs during this time, and supports 170 individuals and their families.
In 2022, SCDDB acquired 11 acres of land in Reeds Spring. Plans include building office space and additional areas for people with developmental disabilities to learn job skills, increase independence and quality of life, and engage with the Stone County community. SCDDB is currently pursuing grants and additional funding sources to pay for the building project.
We take our responsibility seriously to build a sustainable organization to serve many future generations of Stone County families, ensuring fiscal responsibility with your tax dollars.
Who/What is SCDDB?
- SB40 board empowered to collect property tax to provide services and supports to people with diagnosed Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities
- Governed by a 9-person board, appointed by the Stone County Commission
- Funded through property tax: 10 cents per $100 assessed value (approx. $25-35 per property owner, per year)
- Tax dollars can only be used for Stone County residents
- Operate two Medicaid-funded programs—Day Services and Residential Services—which can serve people from any county
- All people deserve the opportunity for community involvement, where they are valued and respected.
- Open communication is a key to effectiveness and community trust.
- All people are valued and respected as unique individuals.
- Each individual’s success is a worthy investment.
- We are accountable and transparent to the community and those we serve.