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February 13, 2024 Levy Election photo

 Proposition 1

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Replacement Educational Programs & Operations Levy

This levy funds 16 percent of the total district budget not covered by the state.

Teachers, books and basics

  • Additional teachers, nurses, counselors, mental health supports, librarians, paraeducators, safety officers, and special education staff, equaling about 216 staff members

  • Up-to-date textbooks and instructional materials including math and reading

Health, Safety and Security 

  • Maintenance of school plumbing, heating and ventilation systems for clean air and safe water

  • Maintenance of aging or deteriorating roofs and earthquake safety 

  • Maintenance of schools, playgrounds and athletics facilities to meet safety standards

  • Improvements to school safety and security, maintenance of fire alarm and sprinkler systems and emergency preparedness

Education Programs for All Students

  • Special needs programs for students, and improved accessibility for students and staff with disabilities

  • K-12 educational programs, including intervention programs that help students reach grade level standards in reading and math, increased opportunities for all students to take advanced coursework, and planning for post-secondary success 

  • Arts, music, athletics and extracurricular activities

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 Proposition 2

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Replacement Instructional Technology Improvements & Security Upgrades Levy

This levy provides technology access, improvements, and security upgrades for all K-12 teachers, staff and students.

Access to Technology 

  • Expanded classroom technology improvements at all elementary, middle and high schools

  • Access and computers for all K-12 students and staff to use at school, and staff and secondary students at home

  • Staff training and up-to-date software and online learning tools for students and teachers

Up-to-date Tools for Teaching and Learning

  • Replaces outdated classroom computers for teachers and students

  • Supports technical training of computer systems for teachers and students

  • Maintains licenses and internet access for students and teachers, and expands wireless network

  • Upgrades high-speed internet access and other IT system improvements

Safety, Security & Privacy Protections

  • Increases cybersecurity privacy protection for students, teachers and staff

  • Maintains security cameras, school access control, video and audio security entrances at buildings, intercom and phone systems for all-school alerts and emergency notification

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Future voters

Youth ages 16 and 17 can pre-register to vote. Registrants under the age of 18 will have their registrations held until they become eligible to vote.

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Costs of Propositions 1 & 2

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Propositions 1 and 2 are not new taxes, but are replacement levies of measures that expire in 2024 and cover the basic day-to-day operations, educational programs, maintenance, instructional technology and security needs for every K-12 school. 

Average monthly/annual costs*

If Proposition 1 passes, the 4-year replacement levy would raise $43.7 million annually and cost the average Sumner-Bonney Lake homeowner $11.31 more per month ($136 annually) for Educational Programs and Operations not covered by the state of Washington. The levy rate would be between $2.48 and $2.50 per $1,000 of assessed value.

If Proposition 2 passes, the 6-year replacement levy would raise $6.5 million annually and cost the average Sumner-Bonney Lake homeowner $1.26 more per month ($15.08 annually) for Instructional Technology Improvements and Security Upgrades not covered by the state of Washington. The levy rate would be $0.37 per $1,000 of assessed value.

*The average home value in four years is $591,901. The average home value in six years is $613,682.