RUPERT — Minidoka County voters: You’ll be asked to weigh in Tuesday on a school district ballot measure.
The Minidoka County School District is seeking a two-year, $2.25 million-per-year plant facilities supplemental levy. It’s an increase of $600,000 over the current levy.
Polling places will be open from 8 a.m.– 8 p.m. for Election Day.
If voters approve the measure, taxes on a $100,000 home would increase by $10.38 a year. For a commercial business or farm, costs will increase $20.76 per every $100,000 in value.
If approved, $800,000 of the levy money will be used for school technology, $50,000 for bus leases and the rest will go toward maintenance in the district.
Proposed projects include buying more laptops for high school freshmen, repairing and maintaining school playgrounds, asphalt and painting throughout the district, remodeling the food service building and replacing the roof, updating interior and exterior doors and locks at various buildings, updating security and video systems at schools, and heating and air conditioning projects throughout the district.