What is the Supplemental Levy Renewal?
- The supplemental levy is a renewable, voter-approved levy that generates funds a school district can use to support local operating costs.
- For the 2021-2022 school year, the Supplemental Levy funded approximately 11% of PCSD 25's operating costs.
- Funds are utilized to deliver K-12 education to more than 12,000 learners who live in the boundaries of the Pocatello/Chubbuck School District 25.
- If passed, the Supplemental Levy will provide $8.25 million in funding per year for two years.
- The levy amount requested by PCSD 25 is a decrease from $9.25 million, which represented a $2 million cost savings to taxpayers over two years.
- The levy funding is a fixed amount. If passed, the school district will receive the fixed amount of funding, which is not dependent on property values increasing or decreasing overall in Bannock County.
What Will I See on the Ballot?
- Salaries and benefits to recruit and retain qualified teachers, paraprofessionals, administration, support and coaching staff: $5,420,000
- Day-to-day operations of local PCSD 25 public schools: $850,000
- Special Education services and equipment: $830,000
- Instructional technology, classroom equipment, and staff: $720,000
- Transportation, Buses, salaries and benefits: $455,000
What is Not Covered by the Levy?
- Maintenance and upkeep of the PCSD 25 facilities.
- Those are funded by the School Plant Facilities Levy which was passed in March 2020.
How Will the Levy Impact Me?
Approximate cost to homeowners:
If passed, the Supplemental Levy will provide $8.25 million in funding per year for two years. The established annual cost to taxpayers reflects the total per $100,000 taxable value based on the estimated levy rate.
Walk-in early voting begins Monday, February 27 and ends Friday, March 10. The Bannock County Election Office is adjacent to the Bannock County Courthouse.
A Few More Facts:
- This is not a new tax
- Renewal of an existing levy that has been community-supported for 60+ years
- Local support for local learners
- Asks citizens for additional property tax dollars to support the operation of local schools
- Requires a simple majority to pass
About PCSD 25
Founded in 1887, the Pocatello/Chubbuck School District 24 is Idaho's 5th largest school district, serving:
1,700 Staff Members
13 Elementary Schools
4 Middle Schools
3 High Schools
1 Alternate School
1 Early Learning Center