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Tax Breakdown for Schools

For property owners in Elder Grove District currently:

  • 39% goes to the local Districts (Elder Grove Elementary and Billings High School),
  • 10% goes to the County for School Retirement and Transportation,
  • 20% goes to the State for University, Vo-Tech Schools and School Equalization,
  • 30% goes to Yellowstone County, and
  • 1% goes to Big Sky Economic Development.

Looking at your 39% allocation for Elder Grove School and Billings High School about 67 % goes to Elder Grove and 33 % Billings HS (this is based on mill allocation, which mills total 199.73 – broken down 133.1 Elder Grove and 66.63 Billings HS. So really only 26.13% is going to Elder Grove School. Elder Grove School is operating at 80% of its maximum budget whereas Billings Elementary School district is operating at 97% of its maximum budget. What this means is...

Can we send our 7th & 8th graders to Ben Steele or another independent district like Canyon Creek?
  • No! Billings School district #2 informed us that Ben Steele is over capacity and the west end is experiencing the same growth we are. They said chances are that they would break up our 7th & 8th graders and transport them to either Will James or Riverside. The parents would not have any say as to where their students will attend.
  • No! Canyon Creek does not have the capacity to house an additional 140 kids. This is half of their current enrollment.  The same is true for Elysian. Elysian does not have the room and they are also experience a lot of growth.
Community Forum Video is Online

For those of you who were unable to attend the Community Forum you can now have front row seats.  We have posted the ENTIRE video online at YouTube.  See the link below to be able to watch at your leisure. The video includes all of the slides that were shown during the presentation. It also includes the link on how to figure out your estimated tax impact.Box of Popcorn

Community Forum

Invite your friends, family, neighbors, etc for a showing. This video goes great with popcorn!!! For those of you who were able to attend that night we really appreciate your time and input!

Please let us know if you have any questions, concerns, and/or suggestions. We value your input. You can reach Justin Klebe at 406-656-2893 x201.

Elder Grove was on KULR8

The word NEWS

Elder Grove did a follow-up story with KULR8 news regarding our community forum.

Here is a link to the video:

KULR8 Story about Elder Grove

 

Billings Gazette Article about upcoming Sept. 14th Community Forum

Please click on the link Community Forum to read the Gazette's article about next weeks Comminty Forum. Matt Hoffman, from the Gazette, did a great job explaining what Elder Grove is up against and what will be discussed during the Forum. Please take a moment to read this great article.

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