This is not a new tax.
It renews the current levy that expires in 2024.
The Replacement Levy is a 4-year levy, and continues our community’s investment in our students and schools.
It provides critical funding for student readiness, safety, health and security, athletics, and extra-curricular activities—music, arts, sports and other activities. It also funds social emotional support services and other unfunded mandates not funded by the state.
What do levy dollars fund?
We are focused on eliminating learning gaps and aim to help all students reach their highest academic and social abilities through rigorous educational programs and instruction.
Levy funding helps us provide opportunities for students that allow them to explore interests, participate in programs and activities to connect them to school and prepare them to be career, college and life ready. It provides funding for educational programs and resources not funded through state basic education. This includes:
Extra-Curricular Activities & Sports
Technology Equipment & Infrastructure
School Nurse and Assistant
Technology Support Positions
Who decides how levy money is spent?
The Granger School Board of Directors, Superintendent, and Business Director are responsible for overseeing the expenditures of levy funds. The community may provide input in the process by attending meetings of the Board of Directors the last Monday of each month. School Board meetings are listed on the district calendar.
What happens if the Levy passes?
If the replacement levy passes, not only will the District receive the local tax dollars approved by voters, but we will also receive additional state levy equalization funding (approximately $1.7 million) necessary to maintain the programs listed above.
What happens if the Levy does not pass?
If the replacement levy does not pass, not only will the District lose the local tax dollars, but we will also lose the additional state levy equalization funding (approximately $1.7 million) and we will have to eliminate and/or reduce funding for the essential enrichment programs currently offered for our students.