Nampa School District seeks $18.75M supplemental levy

Posted at 5:22 PM, Sep 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-19 19:22:57-04

Voters in the Nampa School District will decide on a two-year, $18.75 million supplemental levy later this fall.

The current levy, which voters approved in November 2015, is about $15 million. District leaders say although this levy is $3 million more, if passed, taxpayers would actually save.

"We have a lot of growth in the valley," said Kathleen Tuck, Director of Communications and Community Relations for the Nampa School District. "We have a lot of new homes that we didn't have before, a lot of people are choosing to live in Nampa. And also, the homes that we do have are worth more money now, so there's increase in property value. So that allowed us to bring in a little bit more."

The levy would be used to maintain existing programs, support extracurricular activities and the arts, and perform upgrades to several playgrounds. 
Voters will decide on November 7. The levy needs a simple majority to pass.