Idaho schools receive the bulk of their annual funding from the state, as outlined each year by the Legislature.
Public school funding is the state’s largest annual expense — with $1.308 billion, or 47 percent of the state general fund budget heading to schools for the 2013-2014 school year.
But if districts don’t feel that is enough, they can go to their voters and ask for supplemental funding.
This searchable database breaks down each district’s levy history dating to 1993.
In order to pass, a simple majority of voters must approve a supplemental levy.
Levy information is broken down and sorted by fiscal year increments, which run from July 1 to June 30 each year. Thus, FY 2013 runs from July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013.
- To select more than one district to compare, PC users should hold down the “Ctrl” button and click on as many districts as they would like to compare. Mac users should hold the “command” button down while they click on the districts they would like to compare. To see data for all districts, highlight every district in the search box.
- After your search results are returned, click on the “details” tab at the right to reveal the annual levy history for the districts you selected, dating back to 1993.
- At any point click the “search again” tab to start a new search.
- Note: This data is current as of December 2012, but does not include results of school levy elections from the 2013 calendar year. Results from the March 2013 levy elections are available here.
- Data collected by the Idaho State Department of Education.