What’s on the March 10, 2020 ballot?
Caldwell School District voters will be asked to consider a two-year supplemental levy to provide $4.1 million each year. The levy would renew and increase an existing levy which expires June 30, 2020.
What is the tax impact if this levy passes?
The district’s estimated rate would be the same $3.66 per $1,000 of taxable property value or $366 per $100,000 of taxable property value. See chart below:
What are these taxes ?
Our overall property tax is made of up four pieces with specific uses:
What is a supplemental levy?
For more than 50 years, Caldwell School District patrons have approved a supplemental levy to help meet the needs of all of our students. The supplemental levy provides funds for necessary operations that are not fully covered by state funding. This includes operational costs such as classroom materials, textbooks, school resource officers, aides, etc. By law, supplemental levies expire in two years and must be renewed by voters to continue. Our supplemental levy expires June 30, 2020.
How will the proposed supplemental levy be used?
The levy will be used to preserve class sizes and continue the high quality programs that make our schools a great choice for students including:
Has the tax rate ever dropped?
Yes. The rate dropped this year to the lowest level in 10 years. See chart below:
What if the levy fails?
The School Board and district administration would need to identify cuts between $2.5 and $4.1 million for the coming school year. The largest expenditure in our budget is personnel at 80%.
Who is eligible to vote?
Individuals who are:
Who should register?
If you have never voted or this is your first election or you have moved, you should register.
You may check your registration status using this online tool. Individuals may pre-register through Friday, Feb. 14 or register on March 10 Election Day at your polling place.
Is early voting available?
Yes. Weekdays, Feb. 24 to March 6 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Canyon County Election Office, 1102 E. Chicago, Caldwell.
Is “vote by mail” an option?
Yes. Registered voters may request a ballot be mailed to them. Here’s how:
I have a disability and need assistance to vote, who do I contact?
Canyon County is committed to ensuring no qualified individual with a disability is, by reason of such disability, excluded from participating in or is denied the right to vote. Contact the Canyon County Elections Office, Monday thru Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 208.454.7562. or email firstname.lastname@example.org
I do not speak or read English, is there translation support to vote?
Where do I vote on Election Day Tuesday, March 10 ?
By Feb. 7, Canyon County will set polling places for March 10. Polling places do change! Please check using this online tool or call 208.454.7562 weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
How to vote by mail - Applications due Feb. 28
Early voting through March 6