NOTICE OF INTENT TO INCREASE NON-VOTED LEVIES
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JEFFERSON HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT #1

NOTICE OF INTENT TO INCREASE NON-VOTED LEVIES

MARCH 20, 2017

 

Jefferson High School (JHS) District is committed to financial transparency. Senate Bill 307 (SB307), which is moving through the legislature, requires the District to provide notice of its intent to increase non-voted levies in the ensuing year. The non-voted levies under control of the JHS Board of Trustees are:

 

                Adult Education

                Building Reserve (new proposed non-voted portion)

                Bus Depreciation

                Transportation

                Tuition

 

A table representing the District’s best estimate of the needs in those particular funds on March 20, 2017 can be found in the attached PDF.

 

If necessary,the district intends to use the permissive Building Reserve levy listed above for infrastructure improvements that have not been possible in the years of declining enrollments.

 

It is also important to note that given the increase in enrollment (thus an increase in general fund budget) at JHS this coming year, there will be an increase of about 9.28 mills. However, the total mills levied in all funds had dropped considerably from previous years.

 

The above estimates are based on the current year’s taxable value, as required by SB307. If the District’s taxable value increases, the mill and taxpayer cost increases will be less than presented here. These estimates are only preliminary and changes are expected before the final budgets are set in August, 2017. Please contact the District Office at 406-225-3740 or lorie.carey@jhs.k12.mt.us or tim.norbeck@jhs.k12.mt.us if you have questions or need additional information.