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1
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Where does a school government get its funding?

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Taxes, and fundraisers, and also local, state, and federal payments.

2
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What is the purpose of a levy/bond and how do they work?

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They help pay for things within a school corporation. They are voted on by people within a town/city, and if approved, they will take money from each household to pay off the levy/bond.

3
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If a levy/bond is approved, and there are 2 houses how much will each house pay?

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A valuation of the houses will be made, and they will split up the money accordingly, having the house with the highest valuation pay the highest percentage of the levy/bond and vice versa.

4
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If a levy/bond is approved and there are 2 houses with the same valuation, how will the money be split?

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The houses will pay the same amount to the levy/bond.

5
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What does a levy usually pay off?

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Levy is for learning, meaning it usually upgrades and gets new tools within the school, and might upgrade transportation, like getting new busses, or repairing old ones.

6
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What does a bond usually pay off?

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Bond is for building, meaning it usually is used to pay for renovations within the school, or building more classrooms and adding square footage to school grounds.

7
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Explain a situation using millage rate

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Multiple answers, ex: If the millage rate is ten, and your house is valued at 100,000, you would have to pay 1,000 yearly. You basically multiply the millage rate by the number of thousands a property is worth. A mill is worth a tenth of a penny.

8
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What is the school board supposed to do, and what are their powers?

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They make policies for the school corporation, approve curriculums and budgets, decide whether or not to have a school day during situations (weather, emergency, etc.), and hire the superintendant and the assistant superintendant. They are also meant to interact with parents and people working within the school.

9
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How many people are typically on a school board?

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5 to 9.

10
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`What is typical of school spending?

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Renovations, repairs, and getting new learning tools.