Facts about the levy proposed by Willmar, Minn., Schools
* More than 92 percent of Minnesota schools have operating levies which are used to pay for core academic programs. Almost one-third of the state's districts have a levy vote this fall.
* Willmar's levy proposal does not increase taxes. The $498.49-per-pupil levy would be a continuation of a $498.49 levy that expires at the end of the year.
* The levy would last for nine years.
* Agricultural land pays the levy on the value of the house, garage and one acre of land.
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