Several school districts seek levies Tuesday

While voters decide on some high-profile primaries, several Idaho school districts will seek property tax levies.

Here’s a look at Tuesday’s school elections:

  • Cascade has a proposed 10-year, $2.4 million plant facilities levy that would bankroll a new multipurpose athletic facility. This levy needs a 55 percent majority to pass.
  • Hagerman is seeking a five-year, $1.25 million plant facilities levy, replacing a levy that will expire in 2019. This levy also requires 55 percent support.
  • Wendell is seeking a two-year, $1.2 million supplemental levy, mirroring its existing levy. All supplemental levies need only a simple majority to pass.
  • Whitepine is seeking a one-year $880,000 supplemental levy. The district collected $838,640 in levies in 2017-18.
  • Salmon River hopes to renew a one-year, $525,000 supplemental levy.
  • Nezperce is seeking its own supplemental levy renewal, at one year and $445,000.
  • Rockland will seek a two-year, $420,000 supplemental levy. The district collected about $179,000 in levies in 2017-18.
  • Cottonwood has proposed a one-year, $325,000 supplemental levy, a decrease from its current $350,000 levy.
  • Council will seek a two-year, $170,000 supplemental levy, another renewal.
  • Cambridge will seek a renewal on a two-year, $160,000 supplemental levy.

And there is at least one Tuesday non-election. The Kellogg School District decided on April 11 to cancel a plant facilities levy. The question will still appear on Tuesday’s ballot, but the results will not count.

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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