Nampa School District taxpayers will see their property taxes increase by $12 per $100,000 of taxable property value to cover the cost of an increase in student population for this school year.
Trustees voted unanimously to adopted an emergency levy – good for only the current school year – to handle a 107-student increase in average daily attendance for a total of 13,630 in average daily attendance in Nampa schools.
The $478,000 raised will be spent on aides for overcrowded classrooms, furniture, replacing outdated sports safety equipment, playground equipments, computer servers and hiring a grant-writing company to help the district increase its non-tax revenue.
Nampa School District voters will go to the polls on Nov. 3 to decide whether to increase their tax bills by $25 per $100,000 of taxable value for a supplemental levy that would begin in the 2016-2017 school year.
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The levy would raise $7.7 million a year for two years and keep intact paying for 14 days teachers were furloughed during the height of the district's fiscal crisis in 2013-2014. It would also keep 25 teaching positions that were staffed with an existing levy. The levy also would pay for restoring 10 additional teaching jobs lost during the recession, put the district on a schedule to renew curriculum materials every six years, update antiquated technology and cover some athletic and activity equipment costs.