BOISE, Idaho — Idaho's largest school district successfully passed a $28 million levy Nov. 2, securing a win by just over a thousand votes.
The West Ada School District proposed a supplemental levy of $14 million per year for two years, with the same estimate of $46.92 per $100,000 of taxable assessed property value as the current levy, which expires on June 30, 2022.
The levy has been in place since 2011, with and voters renewing it every two years. The money is used to help pay salaries and basic district operations.
The district says the tax per $100,000 in home value is expected to slightly decrease from the current levy. The measure passed 17,579 to 16,337.
Two other school districts in southwestern and south-central Idaho asked patrons to decide the fate of new two-year supplemental maintenance and operations levies in the Nov. 2 election.
The Minidoka County and Buhl school districts proposed levies of $2.25 million and $400,000 per year, respectively. The Minidoka County levy rate remains unchanged, while the estimated cost of Buhl's proposed levy - $50 per $100,000 of taxable assessed property value - is slightly lower than the levy that expires on June 30, 2022.
Both levies passed.
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