Another levy initiative is coming to Madison-Plains this November.
During a special meeting Monday, the board approved renewing the district’s Permanent Improvements levy on the November ballot. The levy is supposed to collect 2.5 mills in property taxes for every dollar of valuation. In other words, for each $100 in valuation, it would collect 25 cents.
However, because this is a renewal, it will remain at an actual rate of 0.89 mills, according to Superintendent Tim Dettwiller.
“Essentially it’s just keeping what we already have,” he said.
He added that this levy would maintain funds that would only be used for specific purposes, such as textbook, desks, windows and even school buses. The whole thing is scheduled out based upon what is collected.
“Each year the money goes towards several things, like school buses,” he said. “The buses cost $100,000 a piece and we buy two a year. We replace $2,000 worth of windows each year, we even try to replace old furniture in one classroom a year, install new cabinets, desks, things like that.”
Should the levy not be renewed, he said that the money needed would dip into the general fund, which Dettwiller mentioned already needed an injection and not more being taken out of it.
Election day is Tuesday, Nov. 6.