Shelton's Replacement Levy

Replacement Levy

Replacement Levy Facts

  • The new levy would not impose a new tax in addition to what is currently in place, but will replace the expired tax.
  • The current levy expires December 31, 2020; the replacement levy would begin January 1, 2021.
  • Shelton School District will receive matching money (approximately $3 million per year) from ‘levy equalization’ -- but only if the levy passes.
  • The Replacement Levy provides about 8.5% of the district’s budget. These dollars support all or a part of many educational programs and services in addition to the maintenance of facilities.
  • The levy amount to be collected is as follows:

2021 — $5,500,000 (Maximum of $2.50 per $1,000 assessed valuation)

2022 — $5,500,000 (Maximum of $2.50 per $1,000 assessed valuation)

2023 — $5,500,000 (Maximum of $2.50 per $1,000 assessed valuation)

REMEMBER TO VOTE: FEBRUARY 11, 2020

Official ballots will be mailed to voters on, or about, 
January 21st

DOWNLOAD YOUR LEVY FACT SHEET HERE


Purpose

The replacement levy provides funding for basic education services and day-to-day operating expenses that are not fully paid for by the state such as:

  • Regular classroom and special program teachers and assistants
  • Instructional technology
  • Library services
  • Nursing services
  • Counseling services
  • Swimming pool and auditorium operation & maintenance
  • Classroom furniture, materials and equipment
  • Support for students at risk
  • Maintenance and repair of existing facilities
  • Campus security - School Resource Officers
  • Athletics and activities
  • Transportation costs


Programs & Services Paid for by the Replacement Levy

THESE FUNDS WOULD BE USED TO SUPPORT THE
FOLLOWING:
2021: $5,500,000
PROJECTED
AT MAX $2.50/$1,000 
2022: $5,500,000
PROJECTED
AT MAX $2.50/$1,000 
 2023: $5,500,000
PROJECTED AT MAX
$2.50/$1,000
STUDENT ACADEMIC SUPPORT AND SCHOOL
IMPROVEMENT PLANS

Regular classroom and special program teachers
and assistants beyond the state's basic allocation
including elementary music, physical education,
art, NJROTC, learning support; classroom
curriculum materials to provide additional learning interventions; summer school; and 21st-century
instructional technology.
 $2,570,000  $2,570,000  $2,570,000
REQUIRED PROGRAMS NOT FULLY FUNDED BY
THE STATE OR FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

Special 
education; transportation expenses
(including fuel); truancy; nursing services;
counseling services; and school libraries.
 $1,055,000  $1,055,000  $1,055,000
AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
Coaches and advisors for athletics and activities
(band, choir, drama, clubs, etc.), athletic team
travel, elementary activities, intramural activities,
transportation, and athletics and activities
supervision.
 $913,329  $913,329  $913,329
OPERATIONS AND SAFETY
Swimming pool operation and maintenance; high
school auditorium costs; school safety and
security; emergency preparedness; and community
use of facilities.
 $591,976  $591,976  $591,976
MAJOR MAINTENANCE OF BUILDINGS
Scheduled major maintenance; management
of the district's preventive maintenance plan, which
includes energy efficiency; and on-going upkeep
and repair of the facilities and grounds.
 $369,695  $369,695  $369,695

levies are for learning, bonds are for building


Q & A

Is this an additional levy or a replacement levy?

This is a replacement levy and will replace the current levy which expires December 31, 2020.


When would the tax be collected?

Levy dollars would be collected in 2021, 2022, and 2023.

Do I qualify for levy exemptions?

Senior and disabled citizens may be eligible for an exemption from all or part of special levies. For applications and additional information, call the Mason County Assessor’s Office at 427-9670, ext.491, or visit www.co.mason.wa.us/assessor.

How can I register to vote?

Online:
Visit www.myvote.wa.gov
By Mail:
Visit www.masoncountyelections.us/ to print a mail-in registration form
In-Person:
Visit your local elections department

What are the deadlines?

Deadline to vote in person at the County Elections Office:
February 11 at 8 p.m.

Deadline for mail-in ballots:
Ballots must be postmarked no later than February 11; or returned to a designated ballot drop box by 8 p.m. on February 11.

For more information or questions, visit www.masoncountyelections.us or www.myvote.wa.gov.

 
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