Red Lodge Elementary School District General Fund Mill Levy Information

On May 8, the Red Lodge Elementary School District #1 will be running a general fund operations mill levy in the amount of $25,075.72 or an addition of 1.72 mills.  

The impacts of this mill levy means a home taxable value will increase; $100,000 home = $2.32/year and $200,000 home = $4.64/year. Total Mills will increase 1.72 mills.

The elementary school district general fund levy is being run as an operational levy to maintain current programs, resources, and staffing. This includes salaries, textbooks, utilities, extra-curricular activities. 

It is a elementary school levy because the Red Lodge School District is made up of an elementary (K-8) and high school (9-12) district.  Luther residents have their own elementary district and those students eventually attend Red Lodge High School.  The Red Lodge High School District will not be running a levy this year.  

Budgets vary annually due to student enrollment, and a combination of state and local funding. Mills vary annually due to changing taxable values.  For example in 2014-2015, the elementary school levied 71.36 mills for its general fund and this past year the elementary school levied 77.47 mills.  If approved, the elementary school district would levy a total of 72.07 general fund mills in 2018-2019.

There will not be a trustee election as trustees were declared by acclamation. 

Acclamation occurs when only one trustee runs for a position on the board. When acclamation occurs, the trustee portion of the election is cancelled.  

Absentee ballots will be mailed out April 20, 2018. Ballots can be returned anytime up to the closing of polls on May 8, 2018 by 8 p.m. Ballots may be returned via mail or to Roosevelt Middle School.

The last elementary general fund levy run was in 2014, while the last high school general fund levy was run in 2017.  

If you have any questions, please contact: John Fitzgerald, Superintendent, Red Lodge School District #1 at 446-2110 ext. 210.


Upcoming Events

  • Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 7:00pm
    Now Group meets at the Bridger United Methodist Church, 222 W. Broadway (west entrance of church) Tuesday at 7 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 7:00pm
    Meets every Thursday, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the Red Lodge Area Community Foundation, 122 S. Hauser. It is open to all. 425- 1755.
  • Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 7:00pm
    Clarks Fork Group meets at St. Joseph’s Catholic Hall, north end of Montana Avenue, Thursday at 7 p.m.
  • Friday, August 30, 2019 - 7:00pm
    Rock Creek Group meets Tuesdays and Saturdays at 8 a.m. and Wednesdays and Fridays at 7 p.m. at Calvary Church, 9 N Villard, Red Lodge.
  • Monday, September 2, 2019 - 7:00pm
    Joliet Group meets at the Community Center Monday at 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - 7:00pm
    Now Group meets at the Bridger United Methodist Church, 222 W. Broadway (west entrance of church) Tuesday at 7 p.m.

The Carbon County News

Street Address:

11 N. Broadway, Red Lodge, MT 59068

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 970, Red Lodge, MT 59068

Phone: 406-446-2222

Fax: 406-446-2225

Toll-Free: 800-735-8843

Open: Monday-Friday, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.