Lee's Summit R-7 School District

February 8, 2011 Levy Issue

63% against levy (failed – required simple majority)

Levy: 9,664 NO votes and 5,709 YES votes

Levy: operating tax levy increase of $0.89 per one hundred dollars of assessed valuation for general operating purposes

Levy Issue:


  • Maintain the quality of programs and services for students.
  • Allow the district to avoid most of the approximately $6 million in additional cost containment for 2011-12 and 2012-13.
  • Eliminate a portion of current cost-containment measures.
  • Limit further class size growth.
  • Protect R-7 property values by ensuring continuation of our quality educational system.
  • Limit elementary combination classrooms in the future.
  • Provide resources for the district to work toward its goal of comparable salaries for teachers and staff.
  • Allow the district to “continue its legacy of excellence” for all students.