Red, White & Blue
Boise School District's supplemental levy election on Tuesday
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School officials are calling it the other “Super Tuesday.” Voters all over the Valley will take to the polls in five days to decide if the school district gets more money. The Boise School District wants $70 million dollars while Meridian is asking for $28 million.
According to Boise School District spokesman, Dan Hollar, the levy is a $14 million a year, for a five-year fixed period. It is not cumulative; in other words, property taxes go up once, stay level for five years and then drop to their previous level, if the Board levies the entire $14 million. Hollar said this election is not a bond issue; it is a supplemental levy and does change the outstanding debt of the Boise District.
Jim Auld, a representative with Ada County Property Association, has publicly announced he opposes the levy. We reached out to him but he did not return our phone calls.
The election is Tuesday, March 13, 2012 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. U.S. citizens who have been residents of the Boise School District for at least 30 days and are 18 years of age or over may vote. Patrons can register to vote at polling locations Tuesday with proof of residency from an Idaho driver’s license or photo ID; a U.S passport or Federal photo ID or current student photo ID, issued by an Idaho high school or post-secondary education institution. Residents do not have to register if they have voted in a general election in the last four years and have not changed their address.