Several facilities in the Mountain Home School District (MHSD) need significant repairs or upgrades, with some presenting a health and safety hazard to students and staff learning and working in the buildings. MHSD is seeking the community’s support to pass a $5 million levy over five years to address these needs.
Five of eight schools in Mountain Home are in significant need of upgrades or repair.
- This is a supportive, get-it-done community that prioritizes our kids.
- With the support of the community of Mountain Home, we’ll be ensuring our students have a safe, comfortable place to learn that we can be proud of.
- Great leaders have graduated from Mountain Home schools and we feel confident that we have just as great teachers and curriculum as larger schools in other parts of the state.
- Our schools are something to be proud of and we should maintain them in a way that represents that.
Areas of Concern
- The most significant repair needed is to replace the roof of Hacker Middle school, which was built in 1959 and has significant damage—presenting a health and safety hazard to our students and faculty.
- Finish roof repairs over gym/kitchen area at East Elementary
- Electrical upgrades at East Elementary
- Re-asphalt playground areas at East Elementary
- Electrical upgrades at North Elementary
- Re-asphalt back driveway and playground area at North Elementary
- Electrical upgrades at West Elementary
- Repair and paint interior of Mountain Home High School
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Yes. The district could put the levy to the voters again in May or August as allowed by Idaho Code.
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, and student transportation and special education services.
Running the supplemental levy in March 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.
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.
The supplemental levy represents approximately 11% of the district’s general fund budget and is used for maintenance and operations of the district. The levy pays for a portion of all general fund expenditures. These expenditures include staffing, salary and benefits, school programming, curriculum, transportation, technology, activities, facilities upkeep, special education services, safety and security measures and more.
NO. The proposed levy dollar amount is the same as it was in 2018.
NO. Voters first approved the supplemental levy in 2010 and it has been renewed every two years. The current levy will expire on June 30, 2022 at the end of the 2021-2022 school year. This levy would replace the existing levy upon expiration. The levy requires a simple majority to pass.
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.