August 12th: First Day HS FB and VB Prac
August 17th: First Day Secondary Students
August 22nd: First Day Elementary Students
August 22nd: JRH VB Parent Player meeting 5:30 MHS
August 22nd: Levy Q & A 6pm New Building
August 22nd: Board Meeting 7pm Conference Room
August 26th: VB vs PE MHS starts 5pm
August 30th: VB @ McCall starts 6pm
August 30th: Back to School BBQ 6pm (bring side dish if you would like!)
September 2nd: FB vs HSB 7pm in Cam
Titus the Titan, the cheerleaders and the FB team pose for a picture following the FB team’s meet the team luncheon on Saturday. Come see the entire gang on 9/2 for the first FB game!
A big thank you to everyone who helped to renovate the FFA Booth!!
Midvale School Levy Election Set for August 30th.
The Midvale Board of Trustees passed a Resolution to run a School Plant Facilities Reserve Fund Levy election on August 30, 2016, in the amount of $250,000 per year for seven years. The exclusive purpose for the levy is to allow the District to complete construction of the new secondary school/gymnasium building. In order to be successful, a total of fifty-five percent (55%) of the electors voting in the election must vote in favor.
Last year, the Midvale school received a total of $13,751 from local property tax. The District is required to use this entire amount to pay the district’s annual liability insurance premiums. With a local property tax support level of 1.4%, Midvale is the lowest of the 115 school districts in the state. In contrast, 94 of the 115 Idaho school districts have additional local levies that support their school operations.
The table below shows the property classifications, assessed value, levy rate and estimated cost per year and month.
|Home sites/Ag. Land||County Assessed Value||Annual levy rate||Cost/year||Cost/Month|
|*Irrigated Ag.||(Low) $584/acre
|*Dry Graze Ag.
*Agriculture classifications are broken into several categories. The above chart displays the low and high assessed value for several Ag land categories.
Local Property Tax Facts
- Midvale School District’s Tax Levy Rate for school purposes is the lowest of the 115 school districts in the state of Idaho.
- Midvale School currently receives less than 2% of local property tax revenues.
- Midvale School receives less local property tax support than the Midvale Library or Cemetery
- Over half of the property tax revenues received by the Midvale School come from Idaho Power. If this levy for $1.75 million is successful, Idaho Power will have contributed approximately $875,000 towards the completion of the school facility.
Board trustees have scheduled an informal meeting for August 22nd from 6 pm to 7 pm. The meeting will be held in the new facility, offering patrons an opportunity to ask questions, review plans and assess the progress being made.
** THANK YOU SANDARAH **
On behalf of the Midvale School District I’d like to offer a much deserved “Thank You” to Mrs. Sandarah Cornwell. While working in a long term subbing position last school year, Sandarah used her spare time to apply for grants to support projects that needed completed within the district. Anyone that has applied for grants knows the tedium and leg work it takes to prevail in just submitting the applications. Sandarah’s hard work paid off as she was able to secure a grant through a Home Depot program to get supplies for the FFA food booth renovation. Pacific Steel donated the counter tops for the project and Midvale Sand and Gravel donated the concrete. The results of the renovation are impressive and a much needed improvement. You can see the transformation of the FFA food booth for yourself during the Washington County Fair.
Sandarah was also was successful in acquiring a grant from Good Sports Inc. This grant is being utilized to provide gear for the Titan sports programs and PE equipment for the district. We are very grateful and appreciative of Sandarah for all of her dedication and support in helping our students and our district.
Check out Clark Corbin’s article in Idaho Education News regarding the new building:
Click the following link for the supply list for 2016-17 School Year: