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LEVY INFORMATION

 

Educational Programs Levy – Four Years

 

  • Not a new levy.The current maintenance and operations levy is expiring and this would renew the levy at the current rate of $4.17 per $1,000 of home valuation.
  • Provides funding for classroom teachers and paraeducators, instructional materials, full-day kindergarten, athletics, security, transportation, nursing, counseling
  • Accounts for 22% of the district’s annual budget

Technology Capital Improvements Levy – Two Years

 

  • A one-time levy, costing taxpayers 50 cents per $1,000 for two years only.
  • Will supply classrooms with technology that is competitive with our neighboring districts.Each classroom would be provided with a laptop, projector, documents camera and possibly an interactive whiteboard.In schools where this has been funded by local PTAs, technology resources like individual student tablets could be added.
  • Acquire instructional hardware and software, upgrade our infrastructure, and provide training to staff in how to integrate these new technologies into classroom instruction.

 

 

The February 11, 2014 election is mail-in only.  Ballots will arrive in homes the week of January 26.  If you do not receive your ballot, please contact Pierce County Elections officials at 253-798-7427.

 

Exemption for Seniors:  Senior citizens 61 years or older and person with disabilities are eligible for property tax exemptions.  Seniors may also qualify for exemptions on all or part of voter-approved levies, based on household income.  For more information, call the Pierce County Assessors office at 253 798-2169