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Columbia School District Levy Increase (April 2012)

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A Columbia School District Levy Increase measure was on the April 3, 2012 ballot in the Columbia school district which is in Boone County.

This measure was approved

  • YES 8,011 (56.38%)Approveda
  • NO 6,199 (43.62%)[1]

This measure sought to increase the current school levy by a rate of $.40 per $100 of assessed property value leading to a property tax rate at $4.48. The money would go towards maintaining current staff as well as paying for operational costs in the district.[2]

The Columbia Chamber of Commerce gave its support behind this measure, noting that the district continues to grow and the need for additional revenues also continue to grow.[3]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

Shall The School District of Columbia, Boone County, Missouri, be authorized to increase the operating tax levy by forty cents ($0.40) per one hundred dollars of assessed valuation for the purpose of maintaining current programs and staffing, due to decreased state and federal funding? If this proposition is approved, the adjusted operating levy of the school district is estimated to be $4.4793 per one hundred dollars of assessed valuation.[4]

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