November 20, 2010 in Washington Voices

CV boundaries hearing on Dec. 1

By The Spokesman-Review
 

The Central Valley School District will present a public hearing Dec. 1 at 6:30 p.m. at Greenacres Elementary School, 17915 E. Fourth Ave. The district will take comments and recommendations on adjusting the boundaries of district schools if voters approve the $69.6 million construction bond, a portion of which will pay for a new elementary school at Mission Avenue and Long Road.

The boundary committee will present its recommendations in regards to two tasks the school board assigned it: Adjusting the north-south borders of Greenacres Elementary and the new elementary school and analyze the student enrollment at Big Trout Lodge Apartments in Liberty Lake and which elementary school would best serve those students.

Along with the public hearing, the committee will also accept written comments through Dec. 3 at 4 p.m. They can be sent to the Central Valley School District, Attn: Boundary Review Committee, 19307 E. Cataldo Ave., Spokane Valley, WA, 99016.

For more information, call the district office at (509) 228-5433 or visit www.cvsd.org.

Levy rates approved

The Central Valley and East Valley school boards certified the amounts they will collect for their levies in 2011.

• Property owners in the Central Valley School District will pay $2.91 per $1,000 of assessed property value next year. Although this is 4 cents more than was collected in 2010, the district expects to collect almost $80,000 less in 2011 than it did in 2010 due to decreasing property values. The district expects to collect $19,297,698 in taxes in 2011 and it collected $19,376,956 in 2010.

In 2009, voters in the district approved a $25.5 million levy for 2011 which would mean taxpayers would pay $3.27 per $1,000 of assessed property value. The district is asking for the $2.91 per $1,000 figure since the district will receive the difference in levy equalization revenue.

• In the East Valley School District, the school board approved collecting $8,658,345 from taxpayers in 2011, about $3.50 per $1,000 of assessed property value.

In 2010, the district was approved to collect $7,042,169, or $2.85 per $1,000. Brian Wallace, executive director of operations in the district, said the state of Washington had lifted the levy lid from 24 percent of the district’s budget to 28 percent. Voters in the district have already approved the district collecting 28 percent.


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