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May 18th Levy Elections

Last Updated: 5/10/2021 6:47 PM

Sample Ballot

Early Voting Information

Where to Vote

 

Part 1, What's on the Ballot

The May 18th Election will be here soon. We are doing our best to give voters the tools they need to make an informed decision. Please take a moment to watch part one of our two-part series on the election. Part one focuses on what’s supported by these locally controlled levies.

 

Part 2, ESSER Funds and Extracurricular Activities

The May 18th Election will be here soon. We are doing our best to give voters the tools they need to make an informed decision. Please take a moment to watch part two of our two-part series on the election. Part two focuses on Elementary and Secondary Emergency Education Relief (ESSER) funds and extracurricular activities. 

 

May 18th Levy Information

 

April 2021 Budget Prospects Report

Superintendent Woolstenhulme and D93 CFO Guy Wangsguard shared a budget planning overview during the April Board Meeting. In it, they showed what next year’s budget could look like if the levies are not renewed on May 18th. We found this information to be very informative and that’s why we have decided to post that information on its own. You can view the rest of the meeting in its entirety on our YouTube channel.

 

May 18th Supplemental and Plant Facilities Renewal Election

Voters will be asked to renew our current levies at the same amounts.

$5.8M Supplemental Levy

Two-year levy to supplement state funding to operate school.

  • Provides additional support staff
    • Special education
    • Student support
    • Custodial, maintenance, & technology support
  • Funds extracurricular athletics and performing arts programs
  • Provides elementary PE & music programs
  • Helps fund mandatory employee benefits and supplements staff salaries

$2.8M Facilities Levy

Ten-year levy to provide funding to maintain and equip school facilities.

  • Building updates, maintenance, and repair
  • Equipment to remove snow and maintain grounds & parking
  • School safety & security measures
  • Computer networks, Internet connectivity & content filtering

Key Facts
 

  • Our supplemental levy provides $435 dollars per student, $250 below the average in Idaho.
  • Our current levy rate of $460 per $100,000 is at an all-time low.
    • This rate could drop below $400 this year, even if all the levies are approved.
  • Because D93 did not qualify for an emergency levy this year, taxes were reduced by an additional $2 million or $49 per $100,000 of taxable value.


 

What will happen if the levies do not pass?

If voters do not approve the levies, we will need to cut $8.6 million from our budget. One-time American Recovery Plan (ARP) funding may offset some of these cuts temporarily , but some budget items will not qualify as allowable uses of these funds.

  • Delay or cancel plant facilities projects*
  • Eliminate budget for books and learning resources*
  • Reduce school and department budgets by 25%*
  • Cut supplemental teacher pay, including additional workdays, and personal leave and certificate renewal reimbursement
  • Increase employee contributions to health insurance*
  • Reduce pay for certified administrators through furlough days*
  • Reduce pay for classified employees by reducing hours
  • Suspend extracurricular activities to eliminate pay for coaches and advisors and transportation costs
  • Layoff classified staff positions*

*These budget reductions may qualify for ARP funding.

 

How Much Will the Levies Cost?

The ballot will ask voters to renew the levies at their current cost per $100,000:
 

  • Supplemental levy: $143
  • Plant facilities levy: $69

The actual annual cost will decrease each year as our tax base grows from new construction.


 

2017 Supplemental $206 Facilities $99 2018 Supplemental $191 Facilities $92 2019 Supplemental $167 Facilities $81 2020 Supplemental $143 Facilities $69 2021 Supplemental $130 Facilities $63 2022 Supplemental $118 Facilities $57

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