Ninety-three of Idaho’s 115 school districts will collect supplemental levies this year. The bottom line: $188.8 million.
In August 2006, Idaho lawmakers slashed $260 million in public school property taxes. How did the move affect K-12? How did it affect taxpayers? We take an in-depth look.
Several of Idaho’s property-poor school districts have struggled to pass supplemental tax levies.
Since 2007 — and during Gov. Butch Otter’s tenure — Idaho schools have backfilled budgets with more than $1 billion in supplemental property tax levies.
What’s the biggest supplemental school levy in Idaho? And the smallest? Answers and numbers here.
Nampa could put another levy election before voters as early as March.
The Nampa School Board will hold a public meeting Tuesday night to discuss a possible supplemental property tax levy. But no public comment will be taken, and no decisions will be made.
In the wake of the Great Recession, more than 30 school districts have added supplemental property tax levies to help make ends meet.