Levy Information

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    Superintendent Levy Message


    Voters approved two replacement levies in Feb. 2018:  Replacement Educational Programs & Operation Levy and Replacement Instructional Technology Improvements Levy. These are not new taxes. Levies provide about 20 percent of the District’s total operating revenue.

    Replacement Educational Programs & Operation Levy

    • Funds day-to-day operations of the district that are not covered by state funding
    • Provides access to arts, music, extracurricular and athletic opportunities
    • Enhances health, safety and security measures
    • Funds student transportation not covered by state funding
    • Provides additional funding for special education
    • Funds staff training and development
    • 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

    The two-year Replacement Educational Programs & Operation Levy amount of $1.50 per $1,000 of assessed property value will generate up to:

    • $20 million in 2019 ($1.50 per $1,000 of assessed property value)
    • $24 million in 2020 ($1.50 per $1,000 of assessed property value)

    For a property owner with an assessed value of $300,000, this equals approximately $450 annually, or $37.50 a month. 

    Replacement Instructional Technology Improvements Levy

    • Maintains 1:1 Technology Initiative, which provides every student equitable access to technology with Chromebooks that enhance learning and prepares students for the careers of tomorrow
    • Provides support and training for teachers to use best practices in technology integration and deliver relevant and personalized learning experiences for every student
    • Improves and maintains secure and reliable operations, infrastructure, licenses and internet access for students and teachers; expanded wireless network

    The six-year Replacement Instructional Technology Improvements Levy will average rate $0.47 per $1,000 of assessed property value.

    • $5.2 million in 2019 (estimated $0.60 per $1,000 of assessed property value)
    • $5.8 million in 2020 (estimated $0.60 per $1,000 of assessed property value)
    • $5.8 million in 2021 (estimated $0.55 per $1,000 of assessed property value)
    • $5.2 million in 2022 (estimated $0.45 per $1,000 of assessed property value)
    • $4 million in 2023 (estimated $0.31 per $1,000 of assessed property value)
    • $4 million in 2024 (estimated $0.28 per $1,000 of assessed property value)

    For a property owner with an assessed value of $300,000, the average rate would equal approximately $141 annually, or $11.75 a month. 

     

    For more information, contact the Sumner-Bonney Lake School District Communications Office at (253) 891-6140 or communications@sumnersd.org.