On tuesday, March 13, 2012 the Joint School District #2 will be asking voters to approve a $28 million dollar supplemental levy that will be used for school district operations. According to the district the supplemental levy will be used to restore 9 school days during each of the next two school years and to replace the one-time revenue that funds the district’s current general operations.
What will this cost you? For a home with $100,000 in taxable value the increase would be $115.00 per year. For example, if your home’s assessed taxable value is $200,000. your tax increase will be $230.00 per year.
Whether you are a property owner or a renter, both will be effected as costs are passed on to the end user. These are tough times for many families and business with many making cutbacks in their budgets. Now is not a good time to be raising taxes on homeowners who for the last couple of years have had an increase to cover the Idaho State welfare budget shortfall.
Whatever your opinion, we have the privilege and responsibility to vote, so please do.
Who is eligible to vote? You must be a U.S citizens who has been a residents of Joint School District No. 2 for at least 30 days and are 18 years of age or older.