Is this levy more reasonable than the 16.78 mill levy turned down in November?

NO

The levy proposal on the November 2019 ballot consisted of three parts:

  • A 6.42 mill bond levy to fund the construction of new schools.
  • A 3.41 mill permanent improvement levy,
  • A 6.95 mill operating levy.

The March 17th levy proposal is requesting the same millage for operating expenses. New school construction and permanent improvements are not covered. If these improvements are truly needed, additional levies will be required. Bond and improvement levies will be much more affordable for taxpayers if operating expenses are managed to minimize or completely obviate the need for this levy.