Idaho School Levy Voter Guide

Idaho School Levy Voter Guide

BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) - Southwest Idaho residents will be asked to head to the polls Tuesday to vote on school levies.

Here's what you'll need to know about your levy election: | Where do I Vote? If you live in Ada County call 287-6860.  

Meridian School District - Two year, $14 million per year ($28 million total)

District officials say the supplemental levy will be used to restore nine school days during each of the next two school years and to replace the one-time revenue that funds the district’s current general operations.

How much will it cost me?

For a home with $100,000 in taxable value, the levy rate will cost approximately $9.58 per month, a total of $115 per year. 

Read more about the Meridian School District Levy

Boise School District - Five-year, $14 million per year supplemental levy ($70 million total). Where do I Vote? If you live in Ada County call 287-6860.

The BSD says 100 percent of the revenue from the levy will be spent on: Maintaining low class sizes and avoiding the potential loss of more than 200 teachers plus school support staff such as counselors and aides. Preserving quality programs such as AP, AVID, music, art and athletics. Covering a projected annual $15 million deficit beginning with the 2012-13 school year.

How much will it cost me?

The school district says it will cost the average homeowner about $7 a month based on an average home value in Ada County worth about $170,000.

Read more about the Boise School District Levy

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Nampa School District - Two year, $3.58 million per year ($7.16 million total) | Where Do I Vote?

The plan is to support the general school operations and maintenance of schools including $1.63 million to be spent on supplies and materials. $1.2 million to be spent on maintenance of district schools, buildings, and grounds $750,000 to be spent on curriculum and technology for schools

How much will it cost me?

The NSD the overall tax rate would increase by about 65 cents per every $1,000 of taxable property value.

Read more about the Nampa School District Levy 

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Caldwell School District - Two year, $2.75 million per year ($5.5 million total) | Where Do I Vote?

The CSD says the levy would help fund core classrooms, student safety and security, and fixed expenditures such as utilities, property insurance and student busing.

How much will it cost me?

Caldwell School District says it will not increase property taxes.

Read more about the Caldwell School District Levy

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Vallivue School District (Caldwell) – Two year, $4.5 million per year ($9 million total) | Where Do I Vote?

Officials say the levy would help maintain current teachers and staff Support curriculum, student programs and activities Providing student supplies and textbooks, purchasing equipment, and upgrading technology

How much will it cost me?

The school district says this levy could have a "minimal increase depending on assessed market value of property and the future of the overall economy."

Read more about the Vallivue School District levy

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Weiser School District - Two year, $350,000 per year ($700,000 total) | Where Do I Vote?

Replacement of the 44-year-old roof top furnaces used for heating classrooms at Weiser High School. (Three units at $120,000 each) Maintain five staff positions currently being paid from Federal Jobs Bill funding which expire September, 2012. ($164,456)  Fund transportation costs for students at Weiser High School to attend
co-curricular and extra-curricular activities. ($30,000)

How much will it cost me?

No increase. It will renew a levy that is expected to expire. If they levy's voted down, property taxes would like decrease.

Read more about the Weiser School District

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Horseshoe Bend School District - Two year, $250,000 per year ($500,000 total) | Where Do I Vote?

The HBSD says passage of the levy will preserve quality programs at school Maintain student class sizes Cover a projected deficit for the 2012-2013 school year.

Read more about the Horseshoe Bend School District Levy

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Middleton School District - Two year, $1.06 million levy | Where Do I Vote?

The Middleton School District says passage of the levy will help fund "vital" operations within the district. This is the same amount the district has asked in the past two years.

How much will it cost me?

MSD officials say there would be no property taxe increase. The rate would stay the same (about $8 month for the previous two years as well as the next two years).

Read more about the Middleton School District Levy

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Notus School District - $67,000 (COSSA levy) + $150,000 (plants and facilities) each year -- Total of $217,000 per year for 10 years | Where Do I Vote?

The COSSA levy will help provide low cost efficient programs in special education, professional technical, gifted and talented and alternative education services. The plant and facilities levy will allow for the general maintenance, building efficiency upgrades and repairs of all safety and health related issues within the district.

How much will it cost me?

NSD officials say the levy will cost $469 for a home worth $100,000.

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New Plymouth School District - $350,000 levy per year for two years. | Where Do I Vote?

School District Officials say property taxes will not increase on this levy if it's approved. The levy will help avoid furlough days (the district has three as it stands). It will also help the district from increasing class sizes and avoid cutting programs.

 

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