Pojoaque Valley School District Seeks Continuation of Two Mill Levy
On February 5, Pojoaque Valley residents will vote on whether or not to continue the two mill levy which generates funds over the next six years to maintain school property throughout the district.
Passage of the two mill levy will provide approximately $350,000 annually to maintain and improve buildings and purchase equipment.
At a December 20 town hall meeting, Theresa Cummings, Director of Operations, for the Pojoaque Valley School District, explained that the re-approval of the two mill tax levy is not a new tax; it’s a continuation of a tax that has been in place for 19 years.
“The two mill levy means a taxpayer pays $2.00 per $1,000 of their assessed property value,” Cummings said. She went on to say that if the levy is not authorized, funds to maintain facilities will have to come out of the operational fund which provides teacher salaries, classroom supplies, utilities, communication expenses and support staff salaries.
Prior projects funded by the levy include water treatment systems for arsenic removal, district wide security systems, intercom and radios, playground equipment, air conditioning and heating improvements.
There will be another Community Meeting to discuss the levy on January 22 at 6 p.m. in the West Wing adjacent Frank B. Lopez Gymnasium.
For additional information, please call Adan Delgado, Superintendent PVSD, at 505-455-2282.