Replacement Educational Programs and Operations Levy
Clover Park School District will place a four-year Replacement Educational Programs and Operations Levy on the ballot for the Feb. 11, 2020, special election to replace an expiring levy approved in 2016.
This is not a new tax. While the state of Washington passed legislation to fund basic education last year, not all education costs are fully funded. The district relies on local residents to renew levies to fund critical areas, such as student readiness, safety and security, educational technology, extracurricular programs.
The replacement levy will provide funding to continue important programs, operations and support.
What does the levy fund?
The levy continues our community’s investment in our students. It will maintain essential funding beyond state basic education to support student readiness, safety and security, educational technology and extracurricular programs.
- Student readiness programs beyond basic education—interventions for students who need extra help and Highly Capable programs for students who need additional challenge
- Class size maintenance
- Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate testing
- Textbooks and library materials
- Extracurricular transportation
- Staff training
- Music, art and performing arts beyond state basic education funding
- Athletics, activities, clubs and programs
Safety and Security
- Security enhancements at schools
- Security officers and safety support staff
- Student safety, mental health and behavior intervention supports
- Updated technology to support effective instruction and student learning
- Software, programs and services
Approval of the replacement levy would assess no more than $2.50 per $1,000 of assessed property value and generate an average of $23.1 million for each of four years of the levy:
2021 $20.47 million
2022 $22.11 million
2023 $23.87 million
2024 $25.78 million
The district only collects up to the total amount approved by voters.
The total school tax rate (levy and existing bond debt) is projected to remain steady at $3.88 per $1,000 of assessed property value over the four years.
Low-income seniors and individuals with disabilities may qualify for exemption for property taxes. Additional information is available on the Pierce County website.
Call community relations, 253-583-5040