School technology levy on the table in election that won't change tax rates

Polls open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m in several locations

The Daily Times staff

FARMINGTON — Voters in Farmington will decide Tuesday whether to transition from a bond to a levy for school technology funding.

The Farmington School Special Tax Election asks voters to approve a six-year, 2-mill levy to fund school technology programs and infrastructure. The levy would replace two-year bonds called “Ed Tech Notes” that the district has traditionally used to fund technology.

The transition from bond to levy would not change tax rates, according to Farmington Municipal School District Superintendent Eugene Schmidt.

The special election will also ask voters whether to continue a 2.25-mill levy that funds building renovations and maintenance to continue work on school buildings to extend their life.

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. tomorrow at three locations in Farmington — Farmington Municipal School District Central Office, Farmington Museum at Gateway Park and Sycamore Park Community Center — and at the San Juan County Clerk’s Office. Farmington residents must be registered voters to participate in this election.

Walter Eaton votes, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017 at Judy Nelson Elementary School in Kirtland in this file photo. Farmington residents have their chance Tuesday to vote on a bond to a levy for school technology funding.