School levy would be available to district for 2 years
The temporary supplemental levy being sought by the school district in a special vote on Thursday, May 27, would provide an authorization for the district to levy up to $2.8 million in property taxes for each of the two years the levy would be in force.
But district officials say that while they intend to seek the full $2.8 million this year, in order to clear out the district's red ink, "we'd only levy what we absolutely need" the second year of the authorization, according to Supt. Tim McMurtrey.
If the legislature were to restore school funding back to levels prior to this last legislative session, "we wouldn't need the full $2.8 million," he said. "We don't believe in levying for any more money than we need."
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