Voters asked to approve Bigfork schools levy request

Posted at 8:50 AM, May 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-04 10:50:29-04

BIGFORK – The Bigfork School District is seeking funds to address aging and obsolete technology and bolster cybersecurity.

The $150,000 technology levy is for the elementary and high school for 10 years.

School district officials say 75% of student computers are older than 2011 while 80% of iPads are almost obsolete.

Additionally, and many classroom computers are no longer supported by Apple for security updates.

The levy money would go toward increased Ethernet speed as well as for updating smart boards throughout the elementary school.

If passed, school taxes will actually decrease $9.17 in the elementary district on a home valued at $200,000.

That’s because other school-based taxes are diminishing resulting in reductions for the elementary district.

For the $100,000 high school tech levy, there would be an annual increase of 0.79% on a $200,000 home.

Ballots are due to Bigfork schools by 8 p.m. May 8th.