Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose voters gave the nod to a tax increase to fund students and classes at the district with a levy approval on the district’s second try.
The BHM School District asked residents to increase the district’s operating levy by $750 per student (this is not the tax impact amount for residents–See that chart here).
Funds from the operating levy go to pay for salaries, supplies and other operating expenses, the district said.
In November 2018, BHM failed to pass a levy that would have helped provide funds to operate the district. As a result, the district made about $1.3 in budget reductions for the 2019-20 school year.
Prior the this year’s vote, the district asked residents to participate in a district-wide survey for feedback. The results of that survey were shared with the school board in June. Based on the recommendations from the independent survey company and the BHM Director of Finance and Operations, the school board decided to ask residents for a $750 per student operating levy election this November.
According to the district, “The high-quality programs and services already provided by BHM Schools will be maintained; no additional reductions will be necessary. However, this will not restore any of the reductions made for the 2019-20 school year.”