What is a Levy?
What is a Bond?

Levies are for learning – an operating levy approved by voters is supplemental local revenue that compliments state and other funding. Operating funds are used for paying teachers, purchasing classroom supplies, operating school buses and funding administrative and support staff. Chatfield residents approved an increase in the operating levy in 2015.


Bonds are for buildings – school districts sell bonds like a loan to pay for new construction or major renovation. A property tax levy pays back the bonds over time.

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