By Celeste Johnston, Executive Assistant to the Superintendent
On Wednesday, November 13, 2013, the Steilacoom Historical School District Board of Directors approved a four year Maintenance & Operation Replacement Levy proposal to appear on the ballot for the February 11, 2014 election.
The Maintenance and Operations Levy is a renewal of the current funding that will expire at the end of 2014. Levy funds are the dollars essential for the continuing programs of the school district that are not funded by state and federal dollars, approximately 20% of the operating budget. These dollars provide funding for basic items such as textbooks and other classroom materials, maintenance of buildings, play fields and playgrounds; staff professional development; safety programs, technology support and opportunities for students to participate in athletics, arts and activities.