School Levy FAQ
Answering all your questions about the CGS Renewal Levy
What is a Permanent Improvement (PI) Levy?
This is commonly referred to as a PI Levy.
Why is the levy needed?
The Permanent Improvement (PI) levy is needed because this is the only source of PI money that we have as a school district. Collecting the same taxes that we are asking for gives us $110 per student for PI funds, while we spend $312 per student to ensure that our facilities, transportation, and security is up to date and safe for our kids.
What is an Operating Levy?
This is not on this year's ballot. It will be on the ballot in Fall of 2023; looking to combine two current operating levies as one continuous "substitute" levy.
This will not result in any new taxes, but it will relieve voter fatigue by not having to be renewed every 3-5 years and it would allow us to capitalize on any new commercial or residential development.
This levy covers salaries, supplies, utilities, and curriculum materials.
What is paid for with the PI money?
How much will the levy cost taxpayers?
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How much is this levy increasing from the current levy?
How long is it extending the levy?
When was the last time this levy was increased?
What are the top priorities for PI money this year?