Vote Yes for Replacement Levies On February 8, 2022
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 8, 2022 provides citizens an opportunity to show their continued support for students and schools.
At their August 24, 2021 meeting, the Shoreline School District Board of Directors unanimously approved resolutions to place two four-year replacement levies on the February 8, 2021 special election ballot. These levies would replace existing levies that will expire at the end of 2022. 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 staff and instructional programs, highly capable programs and academic support for students
Nurses, family advocates, librarians, and counselors
Building maintenance, utilities and transportation
Extra-curricular student activities, including music, drama and athletics
Professional development and all Time Responsibility and Incentive (TRI) compensation for teachers and staff
The average estimated tax rate over four years for Proposition 1 would be $1.41 per $1,000 of assessed property value annually. Please note that property values are determined by the King County Assessor, not what a real estate agent or website says it is.
The estimated tax rate for each of the four years and the amounts collected for use in educational programs and operations are listed in the table below: Year Estimated Levy Rate Estimated Revenue 2023 $1.48 $26,000,000 2024$1.43 $26,500,000 2025$1.38 $27,500,000 2026$1.33 $28,750,000This 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:
Email and website services for families, students, and staff
The average estimated tax rate over fours years for Proposition 2 would be $0.18 per $1,000 of assessed property value annually. The estimated tax rate for each of the four years and the amounts collected are listed in the table below: Year Estimated Levy Rate Estimated Revenue 2023$0.20 $3,500,000 2024$0.19 $3,500,000 2025$0.18 $3,500,000 2026$0.16 $3,500,000
Ballots will be mailed to registered voters on January 19, 2022 and must be returned or postmarked by February 8, 2022. 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