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• Lewiston School District: The five-year supplemental levy estimated to bring in $12.4 million annually passed with 2,811 votes, or about 81 percent of the vote, in favor of the measure and 651 votes, or about 19 percent in opposition, with 3,462 votes in all. The estimated tax rate is $4.20 per $1,000 in taxable value, after the homeowner’s exemption. The supplemental levy funds 24 certified staff positions, 164 classified staff positions and pays for enhanced curricular offerings.

• Orofino School District: The two-year supplemental levy for $2,685,000 passed with 595 votes, or approximately 70 percent of the vote, in favor of the measure and 253 votes, or about 30 percent in opposition, with 848 votes in all – minus Nez Perce County voters. Nez Perce County did not have totals for Orofino available prior to the Tribune’s deadline. The school district sits mainly in Clearwater County. The estimated tax rate for the levy is $4.55 per $1,000 in taxable value. The money will fund maintenance needs like roof upgrades, and will be used for the addition of school safety features, as well as the creation of bus drop-off and car unloading zones at Orofino Elementary School.

• Kamiah School District: The one-year supplemental levy of $500,000 passed with 626 votes, or approximately 58 percent of the vote, in favor of the measure and 461 votes, or 42 percent in opposition, with 1,087 votes in all. The estimated tax rate is $2.50 per $1,000 in taxable value. Kamiah currently does not have a levy in place, and the district no longer has reserves. The money will be used to update science textbooks, maintain the buildings, replace aging carpet and potentially install an electronic lock system to improve student safety and control accessibility.

• Culdesac School District: The two-year supplemental levy for $250,000 annually passed with 88 votes, or about 81 percent of the vote, in favor of the measure and 20 votes, or approximately 19 percent in opposition, with 108 votes in all. The estimated tax rate is $4.52 per $1,000 in taxable value. The money will go toward building maintenance, activities and clubs, and technology upgrades.

• Genesse School District: The one-year supplemental levy of $935,000 passed with 195 votes, or approximately 77 percent of the vote, in favor of the measure and 58 votes, or about 23 percent in opposition, with 253 votes in all. The estimated tax rate is $4.89 per $1,000 in taxable value. The money pays for additional teachers and classroom aides. It supports building maintenance, overhead costs and extracurricular activities.

• Highland School District: The one-year supplemental levy for $499,000 passed with 140 votes, or approximately 73 percent of the vote, in favor of the measure and 51 votes, or about 27 percent in opposition, with 191 votes in all. The estimated tax rate is $5.39 per $1,000 in taxable value. The money helps keep the school open after hours to be used as a community center. It also supports clubs, sports and other activities.

• Kendrick School District: The district had two measures on the ballot, both of which passed. A two-year supplemental levy for $810,000 a year received 206 votes, or approximately 80 percent of the vote, in favor of the measure and 53 votes, or 20 percent in opposition, with 259 votes in all. The estimated tax rate is $6.05 per $1,000 in taxable value. The levy pays for nine-tenths of the district’s classified staff, as well as for supplies, electricity and transportation. The district’s five-year school plant facilities levy for $50,000 annually received 203 votes, or about 79 percent of the vote, in favor of the measure and 53 votes or about 21 percent in opposition, with 256 votes in all. The estimated tax rate is 37 cents per $1,000 in taxable value. The money will be used to maintain the district’s HVAC systems, replace windows and lower the ceilings at the high school. The plant facilities levy has to be approved with 55 percent of the vote.

• Mountain View School District: The one-year, $3 million supplemental levy passed with 1,081 votes or approximately 53 percent in favor of the measure and 954 votes, or about 47 percent in opposition, with 2,035 votes in all. The estimated tax rate is $3.67 per $1,000 in taxable value. The levy makes up about 23 percent of the school district’s budget.

• Potlatch School District: The one-year supplemental levy for $1.75 million passed with 362 votes, or approximately 59 percent of the vote, in favor of the measure and 253 votes, or 41 percent in opposition, with 615 votes in all. The estimated tax rate is $6.95 per $1,000 in taxable value. It pays for utility costs, salaries and benefits. The district plans to purchase a new 48-passenger propane bus, replace about 10 furnaces in the elementary school and add electronic door systems at the elementary and high school.