May 3, 2016


Amherst district seeks renewal levy

AMHERST — Residents in the Amherst school district will be asked to approve a renewal levy on the November ballot.  
Superintendent Bob Boynton said renewing the 2-mill permanent improvement levy, originally passed in 1983, will not result in an increase of taxes for residents. If the levy is approved, the money will be collected in the 2009 calendar year.
“This is an important levy for the school district because it allows us to maintain the buildings and equipment to ensure our students receive a quality education,” he said.
In the past, the money has been used to purchase new school buses, repave the high school parking lot, replace windows on several buildings throughout the district, and construct the security desk at the high school.
The levy brings in about $600,000 a year, Boynton said. It has been put up for renewal every four years since its original passage and has been passed by voters each time.
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