Presentation on theme: "Supplemental Levy May 2013. Supplemental Levy on May 21 st Amount: $495,000 per year for two years The intent of the levy is to allow us to --maintain."— Presentation transcript:
Supplemental Levy May 2013
Supplemental Levy on May 21 st Amount: $495,000 per year for two years The intent of the levy is to allow us to --maintain class sizes --maintain the number of days students are taught --continue to offer courses and programs that enhance students’ education --continue to pay the district’s operational expenses
Since 2008 state funding for FSD has been reduced: State Funding 2008: $8,709,255 State Funding this year (budgeted): $7,183,610 Decrease of $1,525,645 = 17% decrease State funding per classroom unit 2008: $25,442 State funding per classroom unit this year: $19,706 Decrease of $5,736 per classroom unit = 22% decrease
Examples of cuts in staffing, services, and programs: closing the intermediate school reducing staff by 16 certified positions reducing staff salaries and benefits eliminating the Student Resource Officer position implementing furlough days reducing elective offerings implementing student fees for athletics and activities cutting funds for supplies, books, software, etc. Use of one-time federal jobs money Use of district reserve funds
One-time federal funds are no longer available. State increase of 2.2% does not begin to backfill previous cuts or address future increases in district expenses. Using further money from reserves would threaten the district’s financial stability.
Of 115 school districts in Idaho, %--have supplemental levies. 36 districts passed supplemental levies in March, including Payette for $695,000. Other districts with levies, current and/or proposed: ▪ Weiser: $350,000 per year ▪ Parma: $350,000 per year ▪ New Plymouth: $350,000 per year ▪ Homedale: $484,100 per year ▪ Emmett: $1.5 million per year
Significant increase in health insurance costs. Increased state retirement system costs. Increased workers comp premiums. Increased utilities costs, such as electricity Reduced federal support for programs; but legal requirements to provide services will remain the same.
For every $10,000 of net taxable value (after the homeowner’s exemption) $11.50 per year or 96 cents per month. ▪ (About 3 cents per day per $10,000 net value) To determine how the levy will affect your taxes: Call and ask the Assessor’s Office for your net taxable property value.
Our high school, middle school, and elementary school have all received commendations from the state for academics. Fruitland Preparatory Academy has been selected for the Khan Academy pilot program in Idaho. US News recently named Fruitland High School as the 8 th best high school in Idaho (April 2013). Our widely acclaimed band program competes at the 5A level in Idaho. Drum line performed at the Davis Cup!
The athletic programs have produced 12 State Titles since : Baseball, Softball, Soccer, Basketball, Volleyball, Football, Tennis; as well as individual champions in Wrestling. 10 State Academic Awards for highest team GPA 9 State Sportsmanship Awards at State Tournaments Our FFA chapter membership is the largest in the state and has won numerous national and state awards, competing against schools of all sizes.
For two years in a row, the State President of Business Professionals of America has been a Fruitland student. Our BPA chapter competes successfully at the national level. The number of AP and Dual Enrollment courses has increased; students may seek college credit in English, animal science, horticulture, government, calculus, shop skills, environmental science, physics, and US history. Additional college credits may be earned online.
$495,000 per year for two years. 96 cents per month per $10,000 value after exemptions. Levy election May 21, Polls open from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm. Voting will be at the same locations as the general election: Corpus Christi Catholic Church Fruitland City Hall Community Center (Farmers Mutual) New Plymouth Assembly of God Church
Absentee Voting, voter registration, and poll locations information: payettecounty.org or call Deadline to register and vote absentee: May 17 Voters may register and vote at the polling place on May 21 st.