2023 Override Proposal

  • This fall, the City of Newton proposed three ballot questions to provide additional funding for public projects and operations. Newton City Council subsequently voted to place the two debt-exclusion questions and one override question before the voters of Newton. The questions will be decided upon by Newton voters on Tuesday, March 14, 2023. 

    Funding proposed in the debt-exclusions and the override is directed to the Newton Public Schools in three ways:

    Override (Permanent increase in the levy limit of the city, beyond the allowable 2.5 percent)

    • $4.5 million to NPS operating budget to sustain the current level of service and programming.
    • $775,000 to Horace Mann Elementary for building addition

    Debt-exclusion (Temporary tax increase to fund building projects. Once complete, the tax increase ends.)

    • Countryside Elementary School Building Project - $2.3 million
    • Franklin Elementary School Building Project - $3.5 million