• Your Participation Matters

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    We encourage all community members to mark their calendars for May 21 and consider voting to make their voices heard. Every vote counts!

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  • What Is A Supplemental Levy?

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    A supplemental levy is a voter approved county tax. The money gathered from this levy is allowed to pay for the continued maintenance and operations of schools as allowed by Idaho Code 33-802. These maintenance and operations include any general fund expenditures. These expenditures can include staffing, salary and benefits, student activities and programs, safety and security measures, curriculum, transportation, and special services.

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  • What does the Levy Fund?

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    Idaho Code directs school districts to include on their ballots how the levy is going to be used.

    • The levy amount of $2.7 million each year for two years is the same as the current levy that expires June 30, 2024, and the same as the previous levy.
      • 11% of the total district budget.
      • Salaries & Benefits represent $1,828,609:
        • This covers the reduction in support units from the State of Idaho.
        • Each support unit represents about $122,233.
      • Athletics represents $381,264:
        • Athletic programs are unfunded by the State of Idaho. We receive no additional funding for coaching stipends, facilities maintenance, or for anything else athletic related.
        • This constitutes coaching stipends of $222,424, sports transportation of $123,840,and maintenance of white vans for $35,000.
      • Contracted Student Services represent $315,766:
        • These are services for special education students and gifted talented students.
      • Service Agreements represent $154,361:
        • HVAC maintenance for $63,445.
        • Weed Control for $9,000.
        • Athletic Trainer: The district is responsible for half of the salary of the position, which is $42,000.
        • Shredding, which is necessary for safe disposal of confidential materials such as student information, for $7,516.
        • Cell phones for $32,000
      • Driver Education Cars represent $20,000:
        • Two cars at $10,000 each
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  • What does the Levy cost the Taxpayers?

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    The estimated average annual cost to the taxpayer on the proposed levy is a tax of $48.22 per $100,000 of taxable assessed value, per year, based on current conditions. This amount is after the change to HB212 that credits the county $1.5 million to offset the cost of the supplemental levy.

    While we're asking for $2.7 million, we estimate this will equate to $1.2 million from the taxpayers.

    The proposed levy replaces an existing levy that expires on June 30, 2024, and that currently costs $48.22 per $100,000 of taxable assessed value. Therefore, if the proposed levy is approved, the tax per $100,000 of taxable assessed value is not expected to change.

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  • What Happens If The Supplemental Levy Does Not Pass?

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    If the levy does not pass the district will construct a budget based on the lost revenue. This budget will include cuts to staffing, salary, benefits, student activities, student programs, student transportation, and special education services.

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  • Why Are We Voting For The Supplemental Levy In May?

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    Running the supplemental levy in May allows the school district to properly create a budget. Budgets are planned in April and set in May and implemented on July 1st for the upcoming school year.

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  • Are Supplemental Levys Common In Idaho School Districts?

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    Yes. Currently 80% of school districts in Idaho rely on supplemental levies to meet the funding needs not met by state funding. This equates to approximately 92 out of 115 school districts that have supplemental levies.

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