2024-2026 Capital Levy
The Concrete School District is proposing a new Capital Levy that will be on the ballot on February 13, 2024.
The levy addresses the need for upgrades and repairs in the district’s aging buildings. The high school was built in 1952 and remodeled in the 1970s to create the Commons. The middle school was built in 1991 and has not been upgraded. Similarly, the elementary school was constructed in the 1980s and has not undergone any upgrades.
The district has created a draft capital projects list identifying the need for approximately $24 million in upgrades and repairs over the next 10-15 years. The Capital Levy is being proposed to begin addressing these needs. It is focused on improving safety, security, and accessibility in the school facilities.
If the levy is passed, the funds will be used to modernize and remodel the school facilities. This will include replacing the outdated fire and security alarm systems, upgrading and re-keying interior doors, and upgrading the main doors to each building to make them ADA accessible and secure them quickly. Other improvements will be made if funding is available.
What is the tax impact?
The replacement educational and operational levy totals an average of $2 million annually for the two years. Based on current assessed home values, the approximate rate per $1,000 is $1.88 for 2025 and $1.83 for 2026. The district will collect the levy amount, and the rate per $1,000 will be adjusted based on property values.