Feb 2020 Election
  • Proposition 1: 
    Replacement Educational Programs & Operation Levy

    The current levy, which voters approved in 2018, expires in 2020. This is not a new tax.

    • Funds day-to-day operations of the district that are not covered by state funding
    • Enhances health, safety and security measures
    • Provides additional funding for special education 
    • Pays for teachers, paraeducators and support staff, including bus drivers, custodians and secretaries 
    • Funds access to supplies and instructional materials, including textbooks
    • Provides funds to help maintain school buildings
    • Provides access to arts, music, extracurricular and athletic opportunities
    • Funds staff training and development

    If approved by voters, the four-year Replacement Educational Programs & Operations Levy amount of up to $2.50 per $1,000 of assessed property value will generate approximately:

    • $28 million in 2021 
    • $32.5 million in 2022 
    • $38 million in 2023 
    • $45 million in 2024 

    For a property owner with an assessed value of $300,000, this equals approximately $750 annually, or $62.50 a month. 

  • Proposition 2: 
    Capital Projects Bond

    If approved, the $205 million measure will fund expansion of Sumner High School, including a new performing arts center, gym and pool; purchase of land for a future middle school, and turfed and lighted field on land to be acquired in Tehaleh.  

    • Sumner High School Expansion: Phase 2 (Link here for Phase 1 details)

      • Increased safety and security
      • New classrooms built with career-connected learning in mind
      • New PAC with seating to accommodate testing with connection to arts instruction
      • New gym with increased capacity built to accessibility standards
      • New pool for continued use by the District’s swim and dive teams, and to allow for community use, including swimming lessons 

    • Purchase of property for a future middle school in Tehaleh

    • Funds a new turfed and lighted field on land to be acquired in Tehaleh 

    Approval of this Capital Projects Bond will result in an estimated voter tax rate of $0.45 per $1,000 assessed value over 21 years. For a property owner with an assessed valuation of $300,000, this equals approximately $135 a year, or $11.25 a month.