MADISON – The Madison School District has a 4.9-mill tax levy on the ballot in a special election being held Aug. 7.It is stated the levy is to avoid an operations deficit and will run for 10 years.The levy should generate $1,888,388 at a cost of $150.06 per $100,000 property valuation.
Several years ago, Madison taxpayers had passed a 2.83-mill bond levy and a 0.5-mill classroom levy for new schools to generate $21,857,274 which will be payable starting in 2013. The bond levy will run for 37 years at a cost of $86.67 per $100,000 valuation. The classroom levy will run for 23 years at a cost of $15.31 per $100,000 valuation.
Calls placed to Madison Schools Superintendent Dr. Roger Goudy and Madison School Board member Jacqueline M. Azbill about the levy were not returned. E-mails sent to all school board members asking for information received no responses either.