2024 Replacement Levy

2024 Replacement Levy
Posted on 10/13/2023
Clover Park School District will place a four-year Replacement Educational Programs and Operations Levy on the ballot for the Feb. 13, 2024, special election to replace the expiring levy approved in 2020.This is not a new tax. While the state funds basic education, school districts across the state still rely on voters to renew local levies to cover educational programs (also known as enrichment programs), operations and the actual cost of educating students and maintaining facilities. 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

  • Highly Capable programs and interventions for struggling learners
  • Class size maintenance
  • Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate testing
  • Textbooks and library materials
  • Extracurricular transportation
  • Staff training

Safety and Security

  • Nurses and counselors
  • Security enhancements at schools
  • Security officers and safety support staff
  • Student safety, mental health and behavior intervention supports

Educational Technology

  • Updated technology to support effective instruction and student learning
  • Software, programs and services

Extracurricular Activities

  • Music, art and performing arts beyond state basic education funding
  • Athletics, activities, clubs and programs

Financial Information

The replacement levy is a renewal measure that will replace the current levy that expires in 2024. Approval of the replacement levy would assess an estimated $2.36 per $1,000 of assessed property value and generate an average of $26.9 million for each of four years of the levy:

2025                            $25.7 million
2026                            $26.4 million
2027                            $27.3 million
2028                            $28.1 million

The district only collects up to the total amount approved by voters.

Tax exemption

Low-income seniors and individuals with disabilities may qualify for exemption for property taxes. Additional information is available on the Pierce County website.

Please contact community relations at 253-583-5040 for additional information or assistance.