LIND SCHOOL DISTRICT
Replacement Educational Programs and Operation Levy

Election Date: Tuesday, Feb 13, 2018

The Lins School District will have a
Replacement Educational Programs ans Operation Levy on this ballot.

This measure is not a new tax but simply a renewal
of an existing funding plan with a decrease due to
a change in educational funding.

Information About the Upcoming EP&O Levy
The Replacement Education Programs and Operations Levy supports areas that are not fully covered by State or Federal
1. Technology
Computers and other hardware replacement,
student records support system; contracted support; phones; copier; and software.

2. Classroom Needs
Additional teachers and support staff for specialized programs for students; staff develepment; update instructional materials/supplies; and substitute staff.

3. Student Activities & Sports Programs
Coaching staff for all sports; equipment; field trips; co-curricular activities; band, and transportation.
4. Building Maintance & Utilities
Custodial; grounds and maintance staff; building supplies; routine repair; preventative maintance; compliance with safety and health issues; minor contruction; and all utility costs

5. School Support
School support personnel includes secretaries, administration, district/business office, library, food services, nurse; insurance, legal and audit feew; school board; assessment cost; elementary PE, music, and counselor
WHAT IS A M&O LEVY VOTE
EP&O school levies are revenue sources which Washington State school districts are allowed to use supplement and enrich the basic education program. This was formerly known as the Maintance and Operations Levy.

IS THE LEVY A NEW TAX? NO!
It replaces an existing school levy that the citizens passed in 2016, which will expire in 2018. The passage of this levy will take the place of the old levy and will be collected in 2019 and 2020.

WHY IS A LEVY NEEDED?
Levies and levy equalization funds provide the district approximately 12% of the budget, paying for many programs required by law but not fully funded by any other source. The levy also pays for specific programs the community desires

WHY A TWO YEAR LEVY
The two year proposal provides the district an opportunity for more consistent planning through sustained funding. A two-year levyalso saves taxpayers the election cost of running a levy each year.

WHAT WILL THE LEVY COST ME?
The proposed levy is $465,000 for 2019 and $511 for 2020. This will require an estimated collection rate of $1.50 per $1000 assess valuation. The estimated effect on property owners is as follows





Assesses Valuation
Projected Levy
Current Levy
$ 75,000

$ 100,000

$ 150,000
$ 220.50

$ 294.00

$ 441.00


$ 112.50

$ 150.00

$ 225.00