The Mount Pleasant School District will be putting a levy before voters for the first time ever.
Currently, the district uses federal forest funds allocated to Skamania County in place of a levy. However, these funds will expire in January, giving the district enough money to continue through June 2013 only.
Without the two-year levy or forest funds, the district will have to dissolve and merge with the Washougal School District.
If approved, the two-year, $200,000 levy would result in a property tax increase of $2.30 for every $1,000 of assessed value, or $460 per year in additional property taxes on a $200,000 home.
The district has three full-time teaching positions, an annual budget of $600,000 and 52 students who attend the kindergarten through sixth-grade school.