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Voters To Decide On Minidoka County School District Levy

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By Andrew Reed

Rupert, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) More money, which will bring improvements to the Minidoka County School District.

That’s what district officials are hoping for.

In March Minidoka County, voters will hit the polls and vote for a plant facilities supplemental levy.

With statewide budget cuts to school districts across the Magic Valley, Minidoka County being one of them.

District officials are counting on voters to flow more money into the budget.

In the past, we've had a resolution of a levy at $1.2 million. This year we've determined there are additional needs in our district and we determined to go to $1.95 million,” said Tammy Stevenson, Board Chair.

The proposed $1.95 million, two-year levy will improve technology in the classroom and includes building enhancements.

"This levy is critical for us at this point in our schooling. Since 2005 are levy rates have remained the same and during that time has stayed the same. State and federal funding has gone down $3.5 million a year."

The districts supplemental levy that has passed in recent years is ranked 78 out of 114 in the state.

"Minidoka compared to other school districts in the Magic Valley are currently the lowest. We do only have one levy that we attempt to pass every two years and it is the plant/facilities supplemental levy,” said Interim Superintendent Sandra Miller, Minidoka County School District.

If the levy passes, homeowners will see a tax of $2.59 on their monthly bill, annually it's $31.06.

Something you will decide, whether or not to increase a tax for the future of education.

For more information about the levy go to, www.minidokaschools.org


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