School district sets levy amounts
Three-year maintenance and operations, technology levies will go to voters in February
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
The Washougal School District has set amounts for its upcoming three-year maintenance and operations levy, as well as a technology levy.
Current levies are due to expire at the end of 2014. These were approved by voters in 2010 and provide additional funding to areas such as school safety, textbooks, special education, sports, music and technology. The levies will go before district voters in February 2014.
The M&O levy will be set at $6.3 million, which is 23 percent more than the current $5.09 million levy. Additional levy dollars are needed to maintain current programs for increasing enrollment, and fund expanded learning opportunities and programs, such as all-day kindergarten district wide, summer school, instructional coaches and safety improvements at all buildings, according to business manager Brian Wallace.