Rapelje School District 32
Whereas, the number of candidates filing a Declaration of Intent and Oath of Candidacy for the open trustee positions on the Rapelje School Board of Trustees, District No. 32, Stillwater County, State of Montana is equal to or less than the number of positions to be elected, the trustee election is not necessary. Trustee Candidate Paul Broyles has been duly elected by acclamation for a 3-year term to the Rapelje Elementary/High School Board of Trustees. Trustee Candidate Trudi Downer has been duly elected by acclamation for a 3-year term to the Rapelje High School Board of Trustees. Therefore, the necessary 30 day notice is hereby given that the Rapelje School District No. 32, Stillwater County, State of Montana, Trustee Election is cancelled. Dated and posted April 5, 2019, by Stephanie Zindler, District Clerk, Rapelje School District No. 32.
N O T I C E OF SCHOOL MILL LEVY ELECTION
Notice is hereby given by the undersigned Clerk of Rapelje School District No. 32, Stillwater County, State of Montana that an Elementary School Mill Levy Election will be held on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at the Rapelje School.
Electors will consider the following issues at the election:
1. The Elementary General Fund Levy Proposition as follows: Shall the district be authorized to impose an increase in local taxes to support the Elementary General Fund in the amount of $4,625.66 which is approximately .95 mills for the purpose of proper maintenance and operation of the school programs for the 2019-2020 school year? Passage of this proposal will increase the taxes on a home with a market value of $100,000 by approximately $1.28, and on a home with a market value of $200,000 by approximately $2.57. The durational limit of the levy is permanent once approved by the voters, assuming the district levies that amount at least once in the next five years.
2. The Elementary New Technology Levy Proposition as follows:
Shall the district be authorized to levy the sum of $10,000.00 per year for ten (10) years and being approximately 2.06 mills for the purpose of purchasing, renting, repairing and maintaining technological equipment, including computers and computer network access, cloud computing services for technology infrastructure, platform, software, network, storage, security, data, database, test environment curriculum, or desktop virtualization purposes, including any subscription or any license-based or pay-per-use service that is accessed over the internet or other remote network to meet the district’s information technology and other needs, and the associated technical training for school district personnel? Passage of this proposal will increase the taxes on a home with a market value of $100,000 by approximately $2.78, and on a home with a market value of $200,000 by approximately $5.56.
The polls will be open from 12 noon until 8:00 p.m. on the day of election.
A qualified registered elector who will be unable to go to the polls on the day of election may request an “Application for Absentee Ballot” from the school district clerk/election administrator located at Rapelje School, PO Box 89, 714 Main Street, Rapelje MT 59067 by noon on May 6, 2019.
If you miss the regular registration deadline of April 8, 2019 (30 days prior to the election), you may still register for the election by showing up at the county election office up to and including on election day. Between noon and the close of business on the day before election day, you can complete and submit a voter registration card, but you will need to return to the district voting location on election day to pick up and vote a ballot. The county election office is located at 400 E. 3rd Ave. N., Columbus, MT 59019.
Dated this 8th day of April 2019 by Stephanie Zindler, District Clerk, Board of Trustees, Rapelje School District #32, Stillwater County, Montana
NOTICE OF LOCATION AND METHOD FOR COUNTING ABSENTEE BALLOTS
RAPELJE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 32
Rapelje Public Schools, 714 Main Street, Rapelje, MT 59067-0089
These Absentee Ballots will be counted using the following method:
The clerk will verify the signatures on the outside signature envelope. The clerk will then remove the secrecy envelopes and deliver them to the three appointed election judges at the polling place the day of the election. The election judges will open the secrecy envelopes and put them in the ballot boxes. All ballots will be hand counted after the closing of the polls at 8:00 p.m. This method insures that neither the clerk nor the election judges know how or by whom the absentee ballots were voted.
DATED this 29th day of April, 2019.
District Clerk: Stephanie Zindler
May 7, 2019 Election Results:
Elementary General Fund Levy: 60 in favor, 15 against
Elementary Tech Levy: 60 in favor, 15 against
Canvassed and Certified by the Rapelje Elementary School Board at a regular board meeting held May 9, 2019.