What Will it Fund?

The proposed $25.4 million two-year levy ($12.7 million in 2020; $12.7 million in 2021) would fund the following:

  • One-third of ALL district staff; approximately 300 full-time and part-time staff positions
  • Highly effective personnel; funds a wage increase for our teachers and staff to become regionally competitive in Idaho in compensation
  • Support sound class sizes and secondary electives
  • ALL academic and athletic extracurricular activities
  • Technology and all curricular materials, professional development

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Levy Facts:

  • This levy supports the operating budget for instruction
  • It REPLACES the current levy that has been in place for 19 years
  • It is for two years only and is NOT a permanent levy. Voters must approve any future levy
  • Funding from state revenue does not cover all school needs – 83% of Idaho districts currently have levies
  • LPOSD’s school tax rate is 56 percent below the state average

The levy constitutes such an important part of the school district’s operating budget that if the levy does not pass there will be deep cuts in instructional programs, athletics, activities and operations. Get details on the What if it Fails page»