Nampa to seek supplemental levy in November

The Nampa School District will ask voters to approve a two-year, $18.75 million supplemental levy.

The levy will appear on the Nov. 7 ballot, and needs a simple majority to pass.

The new levy would replace a two-year, $15.56 million levy, passed in November 2015. But due to new construction and rising property values, the district says it can seek the increased amount of $9.375 million per year while reducing the overall property tax rate for schools.

The district hopes to use the money to maintain existing programs, update school technology, support extracurricular activities and complete building and playground upgrades.

More reading: Idaho’s record supplemental tax levy bill from 2016-17.

Kevin Richert

Kevin Richert

Senior reporter and blogger Kevin Richert specializes in education politics and education policy. He has more than 30 years of experience in Idaho journalism. He is a frequent guest on "Idaho Reports" on Idaho Public Television and "Idaho Matters" on Boise State Public Radio. Follow Kevin on Twitter: @KevinRichert. He can be reached at [email protected]

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