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Kootenai to float school levy

The Kootenai School District will float a supplemental replacement levy of $1.2 million per year for two years to voters on March 12.

“The levy supports student transportation, curriculum updates, staff retention, technology infrastructure, maintenance, groundskeeping and repair of our buildings and facilities,” said Lynette Ferguson, superintendent.

Ferguson said the funding would help compensate for expired federal stimulus funds and state funding reductions. The levy will not pay for any new programs.

If approved, the levy will replace a supplemental levy of $647,000 a year for two years that will expire June 30.

Annual property taxes would increase by 97 cents per $1,000 of assessed value if the proposal passes. For the owner of a $150,000 home, that equates to about $12 per month.

A vote of 50 percent plus one is needed for the levy to pass. More. Brian Walker, Cda PressD

Do you think voters will support this levy? Why or Why not?


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