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.
The replacement levy is not a new tax. It replaces the district’s current educational programs and operations levy approved by voters in 2016 and set to expire in 2020.
While the state of Washington passed legislation to fund basic education last year, not all education costs are fully funded. It is still up to local residents to renew levies to fund crucial areas, such as student readiness, safety and security, educational technology, extracurricular programs, textbooks and staff training.
If approved by voters, the levy will generate:
2021 $20.47 million?
2022 $22.11 million?
2023 $23.87 million?
2024 $25.78 million
What does the levy fund?
The replacement levy continues our community’s investment in our community’s students and funds programs, resources and operations not funded by state basic education.
The replacement levy enhances student readiness by funding interventions and resources for students who need extra help and Highly Capable and advanced programs for students who need additional challenge. It also supports maintaining class sizes and funds curriculum, textbooks, instructional materials and Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate testing.
Safety and Security
The replacement levy funds security enhancements at schools, security officers, other safety support personnel and mental health and behavior intervention supports for students.
Educational technology supports effective instruction and helps students develop 21st century skills needed to graduate career, college and life ready. The replacement levy maintains updated classroom technology and funds technology software, programs and services.
The replacement levy funds after-school sports, clubs and activities. It also helps fund music and the arts beyond what is received in state basic education for co-curricular programming.
More information is available online, www.cloverpark.k12.wa.us, or by calling the community relations department, 253-583-5040.