• February 2020 Election

    February 2020 Special Election: Certified Results (2/21/20)

    • Educational Programs & Operation Levy: Our Replacement EP&O Levy passed at 52%! This allows us to continue providing strong instructional programs and fund essential staff to keep students learning and growing – academically, socially and emotionally. Thank you, voters! Levy certified results: Yes: 52.44%  |  No: 47.56%
    • Capital Projects Bond: The bond fell short of meeting the supermajority, garnering only 46% of the 60% needed to pass. Bond certified results: Yes: 46.35%  |  No: 53.65%
  • PROP 1: 
    Replacement Educational Programs & Operation Levy

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

    • Day-to-day operations not covered by state funding
    • Health, safety, security
    • Operations, maintenance, grounds, utilities
    • Teachers, paraeducators, nurses, library assistants, counselors, support personnel
    • Special education programs
    • Instructional materials and supplies
    • Arts, music, theater
    • Extracurricular activities and athletics
    • 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. 

  • PROP 2: 
    Capital Projects Bond

    If approved, the $205 million measure will fund Sumner High School Phase 2 Replacement, including a 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 Replacement: Phase 2
      - Accommodates 1,830 students
      - Increased safety and security
      - Classrooms built for career-connected learning
      - PAC with tablet-arm seating for schoolwide testing; connection to arts classrooms
      - Gym with increased capacity built to accessibility standards
      - Pool for continued use by the District’s swim and dive teams, and to allow for community use, including swim lessons 
      - 8 tennis courts/lighted turf field
      - Additional parking
    • Purchase of property for a future middle school in Tehaleh

    • Funds a new turf 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.