Jefferson Joint School District No. 251 Tax Levy Question (May 2013)

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A Jefferson Joint School District No. 251 Tax Levy question was overwhelmingly defeated on the May 21, 2013, election ballot in Jefferson and Madison Counties, which are in Idaho.

If approved, this measure would have authorized the Jefferson Joint School District No. 251 impose a supplemental property tax levy of $1 million per year for two years to fund quality teaching staff, safety and security enhancements, textbooks and other instructional supplies and other maintenance and operation costs of the district.[1]This is the districts first supplemental tax levy and thus will cause an increase its total tax levy rate by about $1.11 per $1,000 of assessed valuation.[2]

Election results

Jefferson JT SD 251 Levy
County: Yes DefeateddNo
Votes  % Votes  %
Jefferson County 799 28.93% 1,963 71.07%
Madison County 2 10.53% 17 89.47%
Totals: 801 28.8% 1,980 71.2%
These election results are from the Jefferson County elections office and the Madison County elections office.

Text of measure

Question on the ballot:

Shall the Board of Trustees of Jefferson Joint School District No. 251, Jefferson and Madison Counties, Idaho, be authorized and empowered to levy a supplemental levy, as permitted by law, in the amount of $1,000,000 (One Million dollars) each year for two years for a total of $2,000,000 (Two Million dollars) for the purpose of retaining and attracting quality teaching staff, enhancing the safety and security of school children and employees, and purchasing textbooks and other integral supplies and services related to public education for the fiscal years beginning July 1, 2013, and ending June 30, 2015?

IN FAVOR OF authorizing the levy in the amount of up to $1,000,000 each year for two years

AGAINST authorizing the levy in the amount of up to $1,000,000 each year for two years[1][3]

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Jefferson County May 21, 2013 Sample Ballot
  2. Jefferson County Levy Flyer
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.