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Ready for Flight - Elma SD Replacement Levy: Key Information for February 14, 2024

Various student pictures from across the district

Understanding the Replacement Levy:

A replacement levy is not an additional tax but a renewal of an existing levy that is set to expire. The upcoming ballot measure seeks to renew the levy to continue funding crucial aspects of our school district.

Facts about the 2024 Replacement Levy:

Date for Decision: The renewal decision for the replacement levy is scheduled for February 14, 2024.
Proposed Rate: The estimated levy rate is $2.19 per $1,000 of assessed property value. This rate is based on current property valuations and is subject to adjustment.
Total Amount: The replacement levy amount is estimated at $3,150,500.00. This figure reflects a reduction from the 2024 levy, aligning with recent changes in property values.
Nature of the Levy: This measure is a replacement, meaning it seeks to renew the current levy without introducing a new tax.

The Role of the Levy in the School District:

The replacement levy is a significant component of the school district's budget, directly affecting various aspects of educational support. Here are the areas where the levy plays a role:

Academic Programs: The levy helps fund essential educational programs, supplementing what is not covered by state and federal funding.
Student Enrichment: Arts, music, sports, and extracurricular activities receive support from the levy, contributing to a well-rounded student experience.
Staffing and Resources: Ensuring that our schools have qualified staff and necessary resources is part of the levy's role.
Facility Maintenance: Upkeep and improvements to school facilities are supported by the levy, ensuring a safe and conducive learning environment.

Additional Information:

This communication is intended to provide factual details about the replacement levy. For further specifics, including how the levy rate is determined or the impact on property values, community members are encouraged to refer to official district resources.

For comprehensive details, you may visit the district website Replacement Levy 2024 page. Your understanding of this important aspect of school funding is valued and appreciated.