SUPPLEMENTAL MAINTENANCE AND OPERATION LEVY ELECTION
March 13, 2012
WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THE LEVY?
The proposed one-year levy of $935,000 will help the District maintain educational programs at the same time the State of Idaho is reducing funding. Current Idaho legislation decreases staff funding for public schools by 4.05% for the 2012/13 school year.
The determination of the levy amount was based on the difference between the anticipated revenues to the Genesee School district and the educational needs of our students. The cost of this levy is estimated at $6.61 per one thousand dollars of assessed valuation based on a projected market value of $141,098,149. The proposed levy amount is an increase of 1.85% from the 2011.
The proposed levy provides the necessary funds to continue to offer our students at Genesee Joint Schools a quality education. These funds will ensure that our students continue to receive the highest quality education that has been a tradition for the Genesee School system over the last 100 years.
On Thursday, March 8th, the district will host a community meeting to inform patrons what generally comprises the $935,,000 supplemental levy. The meeting will be held at 6:00 P.M. in the Multi-Purpose Room at the school. If you cannot attend or would like additional information, please contact the school district office at 208-285-1161.
WHERE TO VOTE
For Electors in Latah Co:
Genesee Senior Center , 240 E. Walnut, Genesee, ID 83832
In person voting: Latah Co. Courthouse, 240 E. Walnut, Room 101, 522 South Adams, Moscow, ID 83843
For Electors in Nez Perce Co.
Ballots will be mailed to all registered voters.
In person voting: Nez Perce Co. Courthouse, Room 100, 1230 Main Street, Lewiston, ID 83501.
“We have never needed great schools more than we do today, and our schools have never had a greater need for public support”. – Jamie Vollmer – Author of Schools Cannot Do It Alone.