The approximate $1.8 million generated by this levy annually represents roughly 12.8% of the total general fund operating budget for the district. Renewal of this levy will result in ZERO new taxes. The original rate for this renewal is 17 mills. The current effective rate is approximately 7.81 mills. "Operating expenses" include, but are not limited to, educational programming, curricular materials, supplies for immediate use, employee salaries and benefits, etc.