SUPPLEMENTAL LEVY ELECTION
Fremont County Joint School District (FCJSD) has asked the patrons to vote on a supplemental levy on the November general election ballot. This is a replacement levy for our current supplemental levy that we have typically voted on in March. Though the vote has moved to November, the proposed levy would still go into effect for the fiscal years beginning July 1, 2023 and ending June 30, 2025. The proposed levy would be used to continue to provide funding for textbooks, technology, musical instruments, building and security needs, and to attract and retain highly qualified staff. The actual ballot question is listed below.
You can expect your taxes for Fremont School District to remain the same or relatively close, depending on the assessed value of your property. We are not changing the amount of this levy, so unless your property has increased in value more than other property in the district, your taxes should remain the same or similar.
The District appreciates the support our patrons have shown in the past, and we will continue to work diligently to give our students the best possible education with frugality and conservation. Thank you for taking the time to vote.
Shall the Board of Trustees of Joint School District No. 215, Fremont and Madison Counties, State of Idaho, be authorized and empowered to levy a supplemental levy, as permitted by law under Section 33-802(3), Idaho Code, in the amount of One million five hundred thousand dollars ($1,500,000) per year for two years, for a total levy in the amount of Three Million and 00/100 Dollars ($3,000,000) for the purpose of funding textbooks, technology, musical instruments, and building security needs, and to attract and retain highly qualified staff and a portion of the lawful expenses of maintaining and operating the schools of the District for the fiscal years beginning July 1, 2023 and ending June 30, 2025?
The estimated average annual cost to the taxpayer on the proposed levy is a tax of $49.44 per $100,000 of taxable assessed value, per year, based on current conditions. The proposed levy replaces an existing levy that will expire on June 30, 2023, and that currently costs $77.42 per $100,000 of taxable assessed value. If the proposed levy is approved, the tax per $100,000 of taxable assessed value is either: (i) not expected to change or (ii) is expected to decrease the tax by $27.98 per $100,000 of taxable assessed value.
IN FAVOR of authorizing the supplemental levy in the amount of $1,500,000 per year for two (2) years.
AGAINST authorizing the supplemental levy the amount of $1,500,000 per year for two (2) years.