Parma School District office

Parma School District offices, Wednesday, July 24, 2019.

PARMA— Canyon County voters will be asked to approve a two-year supplemental levy for the Parma School District this month.

The levy would generate $450,000 each year for two years for the district’s general fund. The district has had a supplemental levy for its general fund since 1978, according to a press release from Parma Superintendent Jim Morton.

The district’s property tax levy rate is expected to decrease next year, from the current $498 per $100,000 of taxable property value to $473 per $100,000. The decrease is possible in part because the district’s market value is growing. A lower levy rate doesn’t necessarily mean lower taxes for homeowners if their property value has gone up.

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The supplemental levy makes up 18% of the local tax revenue collected by the district, and about 4% of the general fund.

The election will be held Aug. 27 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. in polling locations in Parma, Roswell, Notus and Wilder. The levy must pass with a simple majority to be approved.

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