Levy Will Mean Small Increase

Property owners in the Kellogg School District can expect an increase of less than $3 per month in their taxes if voters approve a supplemental levy request.

A levy election will take place May 7. The school board is asking voters for an extra $842,500 to pay basic school expenses. It’s been years since other state and local funds have been enough, said District Superintendent Larry Curry.

The district’s total budget for next year is estimated at roughly $7.4 million.

Last year’s supplemental levy was for $698,000. It was approved with 61 percent of the vote; a simple majority is needed.

If this year’s levy is approved, the increase would be $34.60 per year for someone whose property has a valuation of $50,000 after the homeowner’s exemption.

Voting will be from noon to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, at Smelterville City Hall, and Sunnyside, Pinehurst and Canyon elementary schools.

, DataTimes

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