CALLING ALL VOTERS!
You will be asked two questions in the February 14, 2012 election:
The Operating Levy funds essential educational programs and activities. State and federal dollars do not fully fund the day-to-day operations of Washington schools. Each year, the state continues to reduce the amount of funding provided to school districts, while increasing the amount of education funding that districts must ask local voters to provide. This replacement levy would fund:
Staff that are invested in the students and make learning a priority,
Maintaining class size,
Textbooks and teaching materials,
Learning support programs for struggling students,
School bus transportation,
School building cleaning and custodial work,
Extracurricular activities such as music, drama, and athletics.
The Levy will raise $2,650,000 in 2013 and $2,680,000 in 2014 to keep our programs and people in place as best possible through these tough budget times and dealing with reductions in State funding. It should cost taxpayers approximately $3.57/thousand or $44.62 per month for a $150,000 house.
Bond Vote (for a new K-4 Elementary)
A Bond funds major repairs and construction. Approving a bond allows the School Board to borrow money needed to buy land, construct a new school and repair and renovate older schools. That money is then paid off over the next twenty five years. This Bond is needed because:
The HVAC systems and electrical systems in our Primary School and Intermediate School are at the end of their life. While structurally solid, the 58 year old buildings would need complete renovation to ‘bring them up to code’ and that is more expensive than building new,
Our students need a better learning environment (including air conditioning),
We want to gain what efficiencies we can through consolidating two buildings into one.
The Bond will ask for $19.8 million dollars and run for 25 years with a $1.48 cost per thousand or $18.50 a month for a $150,000 house. That $1.48 will replace our retiring Middle School Bonds and our retiring Technology/Capital Levy.
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More information is available! Contact Duane Lyons at 509-653-1802 or email@example.com.