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MCPS trustees set stage for levy vote this spring

Posted at 4:03 PM, Feb 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-14 20:11:49-05

MISSOULA – Missoula County Public Schools trustees have set the date for a possible school levy election in May. But the details of what voters will be asked to approve for the critical funding package are still being worked out.

This week the school board approved the election schedule in anticipation of asking voters to renew the maintenance and operations levies for the district’s elementary and high schools. The General Fund levy provides a major portion of the district’s tax revenues for the operation of all the MCPS schools, above state funding and other revenue sources.

The schedule calls for that levy election to be held on May 7th. However, no amounts have been set, and trustees must still discuss the details, and the amount of any levy proposals.

The board has until early April to finish that work.

At the same time, voters will be selecting three trustees for three-year terms on the Elementary District board, as well as one high school trustee for a three-year term, and a high school trustee for a two-year term.