Bonneville School District $5.8 Million Supplemental Levy Election, March 14th 8:00 A.M. – 8:00 P.M.
Voters in the Bonneville School District are being asked to approve a supplemental levy. Supplemental levies have become a critical part of education funding in the state of Idaho. Eight out of ten school districts in Idaho depend on funding from supplemental levies to help expand educational opportunities for children and bridge funding gaps from the state. Bonneville School District’s supplemental levy will do just that while not increasing the tax rate if approved.
What is a supplemental levy?
The supplemental levy will allow the district to use additional property tax revenue for operating costs including expanding educational programs, improving care of school grounds, and recruiting and retaining quality professional staff.
How will the supplemental levy impact property taxes?
Property taxes will not increase or decrease based on the result of the supplemental levy election. Property taxes are determined by both the levy rate and the assessed property value. The supplemental levy will not change the total tax levy rate, which will remain at $5.79 per $1,000 of taxable value.
How many Idaho school districts have supplemental levies?
Today, 8 out of 10 school districts in Idaho have supplemental levies. D93 has worked hard to keep its levy as low as possible. The proposed $5,800,000 levy is lower than the supplemental levy amounts of any similar sized district in the state.
How will funds from the supplemental levy be used?
The supplemental levy will help bridge gaps in funding from the state. Key areas that will be funded include:
- expanding the gifted and talented program,
- providing resources for college credit courses,
- updating classroom technology and instructional resources,
- improving maintenance of school grounds, snow removal, and
- providing competitive wages to help recruit and retain highly qualified teachers and staff.
Please visit http://www.co.bonneville.id.us/elections for information about early voting and to find your polling location.
Welcome to Bonneville Joint School District #93
Student success by design, that’s the mission of Bonneville Joint School District 93. The school district was formed through the consolidation of ten smaller districts in 1950. Today Bonneville Joint School District 93 is one of the largest school districts in the state.
Developing confident learners who read critically, write effectively, solve complex problems accurately, and share talents fearlessly is our vision.
Bonneville Joint School District 93 understands that it takes the combined effort of the community to reach excellence and none of this would be possible without that support.