East Valley Bond And Levy Proposals
East Valley’s ballot on Feb. 6 will include two items, a construction bond and a supplemental levy. If voters pass both, their tax rate is projected to stay the same as they are paying now.
That is because of growth in the district and increasing property values. Also, the levy will replace a current two-year levy.
Here’s what the money would do:
The $11.97 million construction bond would add 16 new classrooms to elementary and middle schools, plus pay for renovation of Trent Elementary.
The $8.98 million supplemental levy would cover two years. East Valley’s levy will help pay for transportation, food service and elementary school counselors, among other programs, and it will help keep class sizes small. The levy rate for 1997 would be $4.26 per $1,000 of assessed property value in 1997 and $4.05 in 1998.