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School board passes resolution of necessity for substitute levy

Posted on: December 21, 2016
Tags: Substitute levy
Substitute Levy

In order to formally place a substitute levy on the ballot, our Board of Education is required to pass two resolutions:
1. Resolution of Necessity
2. Resolution to Proceed

At Monday’s Board of Education meeting, our Board approved a Resolution of Necessity to place a substitute levy on the ballot for the May 2017 election.

A recommendation for the Resolution to Proceed will be included on the January Board agenda.

In November 2013, our community supported a 5-year emergency levy which will expire in December 2018. The intention of the substitute levy is to secure the funding from the emergency levy (passed in November 2013) on a continuous basis. The substitute levy would begin collection in 2019; thus providing a seamless transition from the current emergency levy which expires in 2018.

What does this mean to the local taxpayer?
No additional taxes – assuming property valuations remain stable.

What does this mean to the District?
Passage of the substitute levy will secure the existing revenue stream of $5 million. The revenue generated from a substitute levy would be used for the operational needs of the District, such as staffing and utilities, and would not be used for infrastructure or facility needs.

Future communication will be provided when available.