Bonds and Levies
BONDS ARE FOR BUILDING
Funds from bonds can only be used for construction or renovation of buildings, major repairs and land purchases; they cannot be used for basic education. Bond funds are generally collected over a 15 to 20-year period (similar to a home mortgage).
LEVIES ARE FOR LEARNING
Levies make up the difference between funding from the state and federal government and the actual cost of operating a school district. Levies pay for teaching materials and equipment, bus transportation, building improvements (such as carpet replacements and interior painting) and vocational. athletic, drama, special education and other special programs. Levy funds are typically collected over a four-year time period and must be renewed (similar to a subscription service).
Thanks to our voters, we recently passed a levy in February 2022. Learn more here.