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2013 Education Levy Presentation

posted Aug 12, 2013, 4:57 PM by Communications ISD 709   [ updated Aug 13, 2013, 6:58 AM ]

    During the August 12 Business Committee meeting, Superintendent Bill Gronseth presented three options to renew the current education levy.  The options would provide Duluth voters an opportunity to vote to renew the current education levy with no property tax increase.  The current levy generates about $4.4 million for education. In Duluth, if an education levy is passed, the State provides $1.1 million in additional state funding for local schools. 

    Gronseth said the Board could also consider adding a second question, providing citizens an opportunity to vote on increasing local education funding by $1.8 million, which would result in a tax increase of about $3.78 per month on a $150,000 home.

    This referendum would help support community priorities identified through the Think Kids initiative and 4-year continuous improvement goals which include reducing class size by at least 10% in all grades, updating curriculum materials, and raising student achievement/closing the achievement gap.

     Presentation


 

Funding Mechanism

Per Pupil,  based on new FY 2015 legislation

 

Funding Generated

by source

 

Total Education Revenue Generated

 

Board-Approved Levy

Location Equity Allowance

Referendum

by Election

 

State Aid

 

Current: $0

Local Property Tax

 

Current: $4.4 M

 

 

 

Current: $4.4 M

6

$300

$212

$300

 

$1.1M  

$4.4 M

 

$5.5 M

7

$0

$0

$600

 

$1.1M  

$4.4 M

 

$5.5 M

8

$0

$212

$600

 

$1.1M  

$4.4 M

 

$5.5 M

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