School Levy Roundup

Although we typically focus on state budget issues here at MBPC, local taxes are an important part of our tax system. Last week, voters in many districts across Montana were asked to approve local school levies. These school levies are typically property taxes levied on residents of the school district that help to fund the needs of local schools. They can be used to support the general fund, a building reserve fund, or other special projects such as improving technology. Public schools benefit all members of our community, helping to give Montana children the strong start they need. 

Here is a round up of the results of the school levies from around the state.

County/City

 

Amount

Passed

Blaine

Turner

High school building reserve fund

$38,951

Y

Turner

Elementary building reserve fund

$38,951

Y

Chinook

Technology fund

$16,000

Y

Chinook

Building reserve fund

$40,000

Y

Cascade

Sun River

High school technology

$30,000

N

Great Falls

Great Falls public schools

$1.6 million

Y

Choteau

Big Sandy

Elementary school

$16,695

Y

Flathead

Kalispell

Elementary school technology

$600,000

N

Columbia Falls

High school levy

$478,984

N

Kalispell

High school technology

$60,000

Y

Fair-Mont-Egan Elementary

Building reserve fund

$100,000

N

Marion

General fund

$33,708

N

Marion

Technology

$67,000

N

Gallatin

Belgrade

High school

$112,000

Y

Belgrade

Elementary school

$712,000

N

Granite

Philipsburg

Technology

$20,000

Y

Lewis and Clark 

Helena

Elementary school district operational

$70,000

Y

Mineral   

Alberton School District

General fund

$250,000

Y

St. Regis

Technology

$59,000

N

Missoula   

Missoula

Elementary district No. 1 general fund

$181,000

Y

Clinton

General fund

 

N

Seeley Lake

Elementary school

$17,999

Y

Pondera   

Conrad

High school general fund

$84,596

Y

Powell County

   

Deer Lodge

High school general fund

$38,000

Y

Deer Lodge

Building reserve

$100,000

Y

Deer Lodge

Elementary school technology

$50,000

Y

Ravalli  

Hamilton

General fund

$485,000

Y

Lone Rock

General fund

$100,000

N

Richland   

Sydney

High school

 

Y

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