Voters to Decide on Tech Levy for Missoula Schools
On May 7, Missoula County Public Schools will ask voters to approve of a new technology levy, which, if passed, will help fund new computers, train staff, and pay for the licenses for certain software programs.
The technology levy, is the first for MCPS since 2002 and 2003, will impact voters in the elementary and high school districts, which overlap in much of Missoula, but not everywhere.
“The elementary technology levy will increase from it’s current level of $302,000 to $850,000 a year,” explains MCPS Region 1 Executive Director Mark Thane. “The projected costs of that that particular initiative would be $14.31 per year on a house with a $200,000 assessed value.In the high school district we would increase our current levy from $450,00 to 75,000 the tax impact would be 4.57 per year on a home with a 200,000 assessed value.”
Those per year costs will go on indefinitely.
MCPS is hosting a series of public discussions about the tech levy. The first was on Monday, March 11. The next meeting will occur this Thursday, March 14 in the library at Porter Middle School at 6:30 p.m.