EMMETT, Idaho (KBOI) - A handful of small school districts will be holding levy elections Tuesday to help raise funds for operations, maintenance and staffing.
The school district is asking voters to approve a $1.4 million levy for the next two years for a total of $2.8 million.
The proposed levy will replace the current levies that expired in June 2013. This levy is $298,000 per year more than the current levies. Property owners would pay $2.34/$1,000 or $49 more per year for $100,000 in taxable value.
As an example, a typical homeowner with a house assessed at $150,000 and a homeowner's exemption of $75,000 currently pays $138.67.
This will increase to $176.17or an increase of $37.50 per year.
The school district is seeking up to a10-year levy - $2.5 million total. Renewal of existing levy, so taxes would not go up. Needs super-majority to pass.
The levy would mostly go toward building maintenance, possible purchases of schools or buildings and to purchase school buses.
The Homedale School District is asking for a two-year levy worth $968,200. Property taxes would increase of $193.44 per year on a home valued $75,000. The levy would go toward restoring teacher positions, safety, improve school and parent communication system. Needs 50 percent plus one vote to pass.