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What’s on the Nov. 3, 2015 ballot?
Voters will consider a supplemental levy to provide schools with $7.78 million for each of the next two years starting July 1, 2016.
This would replace the current two-year levy which expires June 30, 2016.
Here's a link to the resolution with ballot language.
How will be levy be used?
100% of the funds will directly support our students and teachers. Levy funds will be used to maintain current programs; start a six-year cycle of updating of the district’s curriculum including textbooks and digital resources; replace sports safety equipment; replace worn out equipment and uniforms; reduce some fees paid by families; and provide funds to hire 10 teachers.
What will the levy mean for local support of students?
Currently, the per student support for Nampa School District is among the lowest in the Treasure Valley and among comparable school districts. The proposed levy would increase the amount of support per students to level similar to neighboring districts and other larger school districts in Idaho.
What does this mean for the average homeowner's taxes?
The levy would increase the tax rate per $1,000 of taxable value by $.13 a year. For an average, home valued at $150,000, here's the math:
$150,000 Home value total
-$75,000 Minus home owners exemption (50% of value up to $94,745)
$75,000 Taxable value
X .00013 Mulitiply by $.13 per $1,000 rate increase
= $9.75 Annual tax increase
Do you have to be registered to vote?
Yes. The deadline to pre-register with the county is 5 p.m. Oct. 8. The form must be completed and mailed or brought into your county election office with an original signature. The registration form is posted below.
Can I register to vote on election day?
Yes. You may register at your polling location on the day of the election with proof of residency and photo ID (Idaho driver’s license or photo ID or a current student photo ID issued by an Idaho high school or post-secondary education institution).
Residents do not have to register if they have voted in a general election in the last four years and have not changed their address.