A tax levy of 20¼ cents per $1,000 of assessed value is used by a community college to pay for its operation. The board of directors may also levy an addition 20¼ cents per $1,000 of assessed value for a maximum of ten years for a specific purpose if approved by voters within the school's district during the school election. This levy can be used for the following purposes:
Acquisition of Libraries
Payment of Utilitie
Purchase of Buildings
Purchase of Equipment for Buildings
Taxes collected from this levy can only be used for the purpose for which it was approved by the voters.
Equipment Replacement Levy
A Community College Board of Directors can also levy up to an additional 3 cents per $1,000 of assessed value for equipment replacement. This rate may exceed the 3 cent limit if it is used for program sharing between community colleges or for the purchase of instructional equipment. This additional amount cannot cause the entire levy to exceed 9 cents, however.