Treasure Valley students and teachers have barely settled into class, but four school districts are asking voters today to consider new levies.
Polls are open in Kuna, Nampa, Notus and Wilder, where voters are being asked to give a thumbs up or down for additional funding for building maintenance and operations.
In Kuna, the school district is putting a two-year $3.19 million supplemental levy before voters. The tax increase, which would bump up property taxes by $368 per $100,000 of taxable value, would maintain class size and avoid teacher layoffs, according to district officials. Kuna voters rejected a $1.5 million levy in May.
In Nampa, a two-year $3.2 million supplemental levy is being put before voters, who already rejected a two-year $7 million levy in May. Earlier this month, Nampa School District officials admitted to some serious bookkeeping errors after they discovered a $2.8 million budget shortfall.
The Notus School District has two measures before voters today, asking them to pass two 10-year levies, one for $150,000 and another for $67,000.
Voters in the Wilder School District are going to the polls to approve or reject a two-year $620,000 supplemental levy.