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2012 Levy Information
Board Approves Replacement Levy for February 2012
At the December 15th Board Meeting, the Board of Directors voted to put a school support replacement levy on the February 14th ballot. The Board, after much discussion and reflection, will be asking the voters to replace the current levy at the same estimated tax rate the voters approved in 2009: $1.76 per $1000.00 of assessed value. In spite of a series of state funding cuts to the district, the Board is also sensitive to the financial challenges of many district property owners, and determined it was best for our community to hold the tax rate down to the 2009 rate.
Like a magazine subscription, our current levy is expiring next year. Again, this is not a new tax, but a replacement of an expiring tax, at the same tax rate approved in 2009. Ballots will be mailed to registered voters on January 27th, 2012, and must be returned/postmarked by February 14th.
Here is what the ballot will look like:
PROPOSITION NO. 1
NORTH MASON SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 403
SCHOOL LEVY FOR EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT AND OPERATIONS
The Board of Directors adopted Resolution #05-G-12 concerning educational funding. This proposition authorizes the District to levy the following excess taxes, to replace an expiring levy, on all taxable property within the District, to support the District’s educational programs, student services, instructional support, and operations:
Should this proposition be approved?
Don’t try to vote yet! Your official ballot will come to you shortly after January 27, 2012.
LEVY DOLLARS PAY FOR:
Staff & Instructional Support 59.58% – $2,184,720
Utilities/Insurance – 10.06% – $368,792
K-12 Activities & Athletics 9.43% – $345,761
Transportation – 7.77% – $285,000
Technology – 6.5% – $238,474
Maintenance 3.39% $124,354
Textbooks 3.27% $120,000