Kimberly School Board approves $93K emergency levy

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KIMBERLY, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) - The Kimberly School Board approved a $93,000 emergency levy for an increase of students.

"The levy was based on the increase, looking at the the third day of school this year, compared to the third day of school last year and average daily attendance," said Luke Schroeder, the superintendent for the school district.

He said the school board chose to pass the emergency levy of a little more than $93,000 based on an increase of 17 students.

The board could have chosen the full amount more than $200,000, Schroeder said.

"We could've claimed 50 students, but the main reason we decided to do that because we didn't feel like it was necessary and wanted to maintain the levy rate, the total levy rate which would include our supplemental levy, our plant facility levy and then our bond levy," he said.

Schroeder said they are not increasing the levy rate for the taxpayers.

He said they saw an increase in their elementary and middle schools as families are moving into the area.

"The board is very prudent whenever they pass emergency levies. It's definitely a need, not a want," he said. "We need to be able to conduct business."

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