Kuna School District seeks renewal of levy in March

Posted at 5:44 PM, Jan 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-17 19:44:19-05

KUNA — The Kuna Board of Trustees voted unanimously Tuesday to seek renewal of the district’s annual levy for two years -- raising $5 million to support students.

The voters will go to the polls on this March 12.

Kuna Joint School District officials said the renewal levy “will target overcrowded classrooms, safety improvements, curriculum and technology for Kuna students.

According to School District spokesman David Reinhart, “The levy amount and tax rate -- $5 per $1,000 of taxable property value -- will remain unchanged from the levy approved by voters in 2017.”

“The renewal of our 2017 levy … is absolutely vital to ensure the success of our students, our staff, and our schools. We encourage our community to examine the benefits this supplemental levy will provide to not only our schools, but our community as a whole,” Board Chairman J.D. Grant said.

Renewal of the levy will provide $2.5 million for students in 2019-20 and in 2020-21 school years.