I’m a student at West High, writing to you about the SD2 high school mill levy. Some of our books are 15 to 20 years old. We can’t keep taping books together and still have a quality education. Our schools only have $60,000 for textbooks and learning materials for the entire district annually! Compared to some other Class AA schools in Montana that have $250,000.
A high school mill levy to fund instructional resources hasn’t passed since 2007. The proposed levy is 3.72 mills, which equals $5.02 per year for every $100,000 of assessed home value. The average home in Billings is worth about $236,000, which means the taxpayers will see an increase of $11.85 per year. Less than $1 per month to give the Class AA high schoolers in Billings, the books we need to prepare us for college and the workforce.
Vote Yes for SD2 high school mill levy! We are in desperate need of new, updated books. Stand 4 Students! It’s Time!