Replacement Educational Programs, Maintenance and Operations Levy provides 26 cents of every dollar spent in classrooms, for student learning, teacher materials , teacher training and other school and district operations each year. The Replacement Education levy will renew the district’s current four-year levy, which expires in 2016. Voter approval is required to maintain this source of funding, which contributes to:
School districts in Washington State are funded by three main sources:
Money for building schools and technology is raised through separate ballot measures such as capital levies. These dollars can only be spent on that specific purpose. They can’t be transferred to the general operating fund to pay for something else. So we can’t, for example, decide to use the money from the technology levy or new computers to pay for more teachers: that would be illegal. We also can’t decide to use the money set aside for building a new school or modernizing existing schools to pay for anything in the general operating budget, like staffing, supplies or textbooks.
|Year||Replacement Educational Programs/M&O Rate||Capital Facilities Rate/Old bond debt||Total Tax Rate|
|2018||$2.73 (est)||$1.34/$1.38 (est)||$5.45 (est)|
|2019||$2.85 (est)||$1.25/$1.35 (est)||$5.45 (est)|
|2020||$2.96 (est)||$1.18/$1.31 (est)||$5.45 (est)|