Contributed by Georgianna Goetsch
BUDGET AND TAX LEVY
33-805. School emergency fund levy. Before the second Monday of September in each year, the board of trustees of any school district which qualifies under the provisions of this section may certify its need hereunder to the board of county commissioners in each county in which the district may lie, and request a school emergency fund levy upon all taxable property in the district.
The board of trustees shall compute the number of pupils in average daily attendance in the schools of the district as of such date, and if there be pupils in average daily attendance above the number in average daily attendance for the same period of the school year immediately preceding the board shall:
1. Divide the total of the foundation program allowance based on said last annual report by the total number of pupils in average daily attendance shown thereon;
2. Multiply the quotient so derived by the number of additional pupils in average daily attendance.
The number of pupils in average daily attendance for each period and the amount so computed shall be certified to the board of county commissioners of the county in which the district lies.
In the case of a joint district, the board of trustees shall certify to the board of county commissioners of each county in which the district lies, to each, that proportion of the amount computed, as hereinabove, as the assessed value of taxable property within the district situate in each such county bears to the total assessed value of all taxable property in the district.
After receiving the amounts certified, as hereinabove provided, the board, or boards, of county commissioners shall determine the levy according to section 63-805(3), Idaho Code, as amended; and the proceeds of any such levy shall be credited to the general fund of the district.
The school district shall advertise its intent to seek an emergency levy pursuant to this section by publishing in at least the newspaper of largest paid circulation published in the county of the district, or if there is no such newspaper, then in a newspaper published nearest to the district where the advertisement is required to be published. For purposes of this section, the definition of "newspaper" shall be as established in sections 60-106 and 60-107, Idaho Code; provided further that the newspaper of largest circulation shall be established by the statement of average annual paid weekday circulation listed on the newspaper's sworn statement of ownership that was filed with the United States post office on a date most recently preceding the date on which the advertisement required in this section is to be published. The advertisement shall be run when the school district ascertains that it will request an emergency school fund levy as provided in this section and shall be published once a week for two (2) weeks following action by the board of trustees.
The form and content of the notice shall be substantially as follows:
NOTICE OF PROPERTY TAX INCREASE BY SCHOOL BOARD
The (name of the school district) has proposed to increase the amount of ad valorem tax dollars it collects by certifying a school emergency fund levy pursuant to section 33-805, Idaho Code, for the period ........ to ......... . The total amount of dollars to be collected pursuant to this levy is estimated to be .......... . The amount of dollars to be collected pursuant to this levy on a typical home of $50,000 taxable value of last year is estimated to be ........ . The amount of dollars to be collected pursuant to this levy on a typical farm of $100,000 taxable last year is estimated to be ....... . The amount of dollars to be collected pursuant to this levy on a typical business of $200,000 taxable value of last year is estimated to be ....... .
**CAUTION TO TAXPAYER: The amounts shown in this schedule do NOT reflect tax charges that are made because of voter approved bond levies, override levies, supplemental levies, or levies applicable to newly annexed property. Also the amounts shown in this schedule are an estimate only and can vary with the amount of dollars and the levy amount certified and the taxable value of individual property.