NOTICE OF SPECIAL ELECTION
Piute County School District
Special Election - November 7th, 2017
Public Transparency Meeting - October 26th, 2017 (Piute High School Auditorium 6:00 PM MDT)
On June 13th, 2017 the Piute County School District Board of Education passed a resolution to conduct a special election for the purpose of raising the cap on the Voted Local Levy from 0.0004 to 0.0016. The resolution included the board of educations intent to lower the Board Local Levy a corresponding amount such that there will not be an increase in the combined levies.
Shall the Board of Education of Piute County School District, Utah, be authorized to levy annually for the purpose of maintaining a state-supported voted local levy a special tax at the maximum rate of 0.0016 per dollar of taxable value, in addition to all other taxes levied or imposed on such property within the District? A vote in favor of this tax means that Piute County School District may increase revenue from this property tax without advertising the increase for the next five years.
FOR THE AUTHORIZATION OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT VOTED LOCAL LEVY TAX
AGAINST THE AUTHORIZATION OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT VOTED LOCAL LEVY TAX
Argument In Favor
Because some areas of the state have homes and property with higher values, the school districts in those areas can generate more money per student with lower tax rates. The state has passed legislation to help school districts in low home and property value areas by creating state guarantees on the school district property taxes.
These guarantees ensure that a school district generates a specified amount per student for each increment of property tax on the voted and board levies. Guarantees for the Board Levy are available up to a rate of 0.0004 and for the Voted Levy up to 0.0016. This election proposition will align the school districts tax rates with the state guarantees so as to maximize tax revenue without increasing local taxes.
This proposition will bring much needed additional state revenues to the school district without increasing the tax burden on Piute County residents. Please contact the school district if you have questions or concerns.
Vote YES for proposition #6 for Piute County schools!
Additional information is included in the attached pamphlets: