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Voters Approve SJSD's Tax Levy

(April 3, 2019) -- Voters in St. Joseph approved Proposition 2 with more than 64 percent in favor of the ballot measure.

"We are very appreciative to our community for showing their support for our teachers, staff and students," said Dr. Doug Van Zyl, SJSD Superintendent. "We still have much to accomplish, but we are moving in the right direction. I look forward to what lies ahead as we move forward."

Tuesday's vote authorizes the St. Joseph School District to increase its operating tax levy by $.61 per $100 of assessed valuation. Proposition 2 includes a five-year sunset clause.

How will the money be used?
The additional revenue from the tax levy will be used for the purposes of operating, maintaining and staffing school facilities and programs. Proposition 2 will generate approximately $6.6 million dollars annually for operating expenses over the next five years. Click here for the detailed operating budget projections for the tax levy.

The April 2 ballot also included two SJSD Board of Education seats. Voters re-elected Dr. Bryan Green and Tami Pasley to fill the positions. They will each serve a three-year term.

The election results are available on the Buchanan County Clerk's website at this link.