Supplemental Levy Election is Nov. 5

On Nov. 5, 2019, residents in the Nampa School District will be asked to renew the district’s two-year supplemental levy, which expires June 30, 2020. A supplemental levy fills the gap between state funding and local operating costs and requires a simple majority to pass. Out of Idaho’s 115 school districts, 93 (about 80 percent) run supplemental levies to cover necessary expenses.

The new levy is for $12,075,000 per year for two years. This will provide an additional $2.7 million per year while also lowering the overall levy rate. The new rate of $3.35 per $1,000 in taxable value is 73 cents lower than the rate from two years ago and allows homeowners to support the levy at no additional cost, even with an increase in property values, thanks to new growth and increased home values.

For an average home in Nampa, currently valued at $210,000, here’s the math:

 

2019

2020
(assuming a 10% increase)

Average Home Value

$210,000

$231,000

Less Homeowners Exemption

$100,000

$100,000

Taxable Value

$110,000

$131,000

Tax Rate

                 3.99

                      3.35      

Tax Bill

                 $439                

                     $439                         

Supplemental levy funds will directly support our students and teachers and be used to:

  • Maintain current programs and services
  • Maintain certificated teaching positions
  • Enhance and update technology and curriculum
  • Provide additional support for activity, athletic, music and performing arts programs
  • Provide for building and playground upgrades
  • Provide for other operational costs
  • Provide for an annual independent audit to ensure levy funds are spent as approved by voters

Learn more about the levy at https://www.nsd131.org/apps/pages/supplementallevy2019.

Register to vote at the Canyon County Courthouse, or online at https://apps.idahovotes.gov/OnlineVoterRegistration. You also may register at the polls on election day with proof of residency and a photo ID. Polls are open from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Nov. 5.

Early voting is available from Oct. 21-Nov. 1 at the Canyon County Elections Office during the normal business hours of 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 

 

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