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Voters renew $2.5 million levy to help pay for additional resources in Kuna schools

Kuna School District asks voters to approve $2.5 million levy

The Kuna School District is asking voters to renew a two-year levy passed in 2017 that would tax voters a collective $2.5 million extra each year. The district says the funds would go to hire new teachers, replace textbooks and more.
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The Kuna School District is asking voters to renew a two-year levy passed in 2017 that would tax voters a collective $2.5 million extra each year. The district says the funds would go to hire new teachers, replace textbooks and more.

A vote to renew a $2.5 million-per-year levy that will pay for additional school resources in the Kuna School District passed Tuesday night.

The levy renewal must be voted on every two years and requires a simple majority to pass. It received 1,015 votes in favor compared to 793 against. That means 56 percent of residents voted in favor of the measure.

The levy was first authorized in 2017.

The funds will pay for an additional 20 teachers in overcrowded classrooms, as well as textbooks, computers and additional specialized classes, per previous Statesman reporting.

Property owners will continue to pay $500 per $100,000 of taxable value for all school property taxes.

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