MIFFLIN — Iowa–Grant School District voters will vote on a $1.8 million recurring referendum April 5.
The referendum would allow the school district to increase property taxes by up to $1.8 million each year. The extra funding would go to $900,000 in repairs, including new school roofs.
School district officials note that state aid and revenue caps were cut in the 2011–12 and 2012–13 school years, with allowable revenue increase of $50 per student in 2012–13, $75 per student in 2013–14, and no increase in 2014–15 and 2015–16.
According to school district officials, raising the levy by $1.6 million in the first year would result in a property tax increase of $323 on a home valued at $100,000.
School district voters approved referendums in 2008, 2010 and 2013, the latter of which expires this year. That referendum increased school property taxes by $256 on a $100,000 home.