Two Replacement Levies on Feb. 8, 2022 ballot
Thank You Voters!
Thank you Renton School District voters for your support of our nearly 15,000 students and 2,000 educators and support staff. Our two measures on the Feb. 8 ballot are passing with overwhelming voter support of more than 60% approval (levy measures need only 50% + 1 to pass).
More ballots have yet to be counted. The election is certified on Feb. 18.
Renton School District voters will decide whether to continue funding for school programs, technology, school staff, and school building maintenance on their February 8 election ballot.
Voters are asked to continue funding the Educational Programs and Operations Replacement levy and the Capital/Technology Replacement levy. Neither of these levies is a new tax. Both replace funding previously approved by voters that will expire in 2022. Voter approval will continue these important local school funding measures through 2026.
Funding collected from these local voter-approved education levies stays right here in our schools. We use these funds to fill gaps in state funding to provide the quality of education that our students and families expect, and to ensure our students and staff have safe, welcoming schools that support student success. These replacement levies fill gaps in state funding totaling more than $40 million each year (nearly 14% of our district’s annual budget).
Learn what is on each measure on the Feb. 8 ballot by watching the presentation below or clicking "Measure 1" and "Measure 2."
Tax rates to remain flat
Even with approval of both measures on the February 8 ballot, district tax rates are projected to remain low with very little change or continue to decrease as they've done each year since 2016. The combined local tax rate is estimated to be at or below $3.50 per $1,000 of assessed value. As these measures are for a set amount, even if your property value increases, your tax rate for these measures remains the same.
- Why are these replacement levies needed?
- How will this tax impact senior citizens or those on fixed income?
- What is the difference between a school bond and a school levy?
- I thought the state eliminated the need for local levies?
- The Legislature passed a state property tax for education funding. Why do you need a local levy?
- Didn't school districts receive emergency pandemic funding & why can't those funds be used for these needs?
- Pro/Con committee
- District hosts community zoom webinar on ballot measures