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Strong Schools, Strong Community
The Centralia School District Board of Directors has unanimously approved a resolution to place a two year replacement educational programs and operations levy on the February 13, 2018 ballot. The levy will provide continuing funding of up to $3.3 million in the first year and $3.5 in the second for programs that are enhancements to what the state defines as basic education. Levy tax collections will be capped at $1.50 per thousand in assessed value, a reduction from the current levy which expires in 2018.
Local levies are crucial to school funding. They provide resources for programs and services that our community expects high performing schools to provide. It is important to note that this resolution is asking voters to replace the current levy, not to approve a new tax.
Levy funds can be used for educational “enhancements” such as athletics, special education, student transportation, robotics programs, activities, technology enhancements, additional teaching support staff, nursing staff, mental health support, additional counseling staff, music and arts programs, class size reductions, and much more.
Even though the expiring levy was in place for four years, the District elected to run a shorter levy this time, due to uncertainty in how Washington state will proceed with levy regulation in the coming legislative session.
Your levy dollars help support: