Vote Yes for Replacement Levies On February 13, 2018
Communities that value their citizens and neighborhoods also value their educational systems. Shoreline and Lake Forest Park have a long history of supporting our schools because the schools are the foundation of our cities in many ways.
Voters in our community have a strong and consistent tradition of approving Shoreline School District ballot measures. Our citizens understand that our children deserve great schools. The election on February 13, 2018 provides citizens an opportunity to show their continued support for students and schools.
At their November 6, 2017 meeting, the Shoreline School District Board of Directors unanimously approved resolutions to place two four-year replacement levies on the February 13, 2018 special election ballot. These levies would replace existing levies that will expire at the end of 2018. There will be two propositions for Shoreline School District voters to consider:
Proposition 1: Replacement of Expiring Levy for Educational Programs and Operations This replacement levy helps fund education programs not fully supported by state and federal funding, including:
Special education programs, highly capable programs and remedial programs
Nurses, family advocates, librarians and counselors
Building maintenance, utilities and transportation
Extra-curricular student activities, including music, drama and athletics
Professional development for teachers and other staff
The maximum tax rate for Proposition 1 would be $1.50 per $1,000 of assessed property value annually. This rate would collect:
$21,300,000 in 2019
$23,500,000 in 2020
$25,602,000 in 2021
$28,250,000 in 2022
This accounts for roughly 20 percent of Shoreline School District’s operating budget.
Proposition 2: Replacement of Expiring Capital Levy for Technology Improvement and Support This replacement levy funds instructional technology and internet access for students and staff across the district. These funds help pay for:
Student and staff computers and technology access
Software, online subscriptions, resources and classroom curriculum
Annual maintenance and licensing
Equipment upgrades and replacement
Staffing, professional development and training
Network servers and wireless infrastructure
The estimated tax rates for Proposition 2 would be as follows:
$0.23 per $1,000 of assessed property value in 2019
$0.21 per $1,000 of assessed property value in 2020
$0.19 per $1,000 of assessed property value in 2021
$0.17 per $1,000 of assessed property value in 2022
These rates would collect $3,250,000 annually. Ballots will be mailed to registered voters on January 24, 2018 and must be returned or postmarked by February 13, 2018. To register to vote, visit www.kingcounty.gov/elections. Both levies require a 50% simple majority approval to pass. Citizens for Shoreline Schools enthusiastically supports the Replacement of Expiring Levies and encourage all voters who value our schools and all they add to our community to do the same. Please vote YES on Prop. 1 and Prop. 2!
Paid for by Citizens for Shoreline Schools, 14419 Greenwood Ave N #A137, Seattle, WA 98133