WAHLUKE SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 73 Proposition No. 1 *Multi-county race. Results include only Grant County.
The residents of the Wahluke School District will have an opportunity to renew their Educational Programs & Operations Levy on Tuesday, April 26 that is due to expire at the end of 2022.
Wasn’t the levy on the February ballot? Yes, however, WSD proposed a two-year levy narrowly missing passage by only 14 votes and is critical to continuing essential programs.
How much will my tax rate increase? $0! The current rate is $2.50 per $1,000 of assessed property value. If this levy passes, the rate will continue at $2.50 for the next 4-years. 2022 = $2.50 | 2023-26 = $2.50
What is Levy Equalization? This is a state apportionment that helps property-poor districts like WSD. If WSD passes this levy, they will continue to receive over $3 million per year from Washington State over the next 4 years.
What happens if the levy doesn’t pass? If tax supporters don’t approve the levy renewal, programs and services at WSD would look significantly different next year.
This will ensure, overall, that our students continue to receive a quality education in a safe and supportive environment, all while empowering and inspiring students for all opportunities in life.
Levies are for learning and make up the difference between funding from the state and federal government and the actual cost of operating a school district to provide students with a well-rounded education.
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