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Shoreline School District No. 412

Proposition No. 1 
Replacement of Expiring Levy for Educational Programs and Operations 

The Board of Directors of Shoreline School District No. 412 adopted Resolution No. 2021-14, concerning a proposition to finance educational programs and operations expenses. This proposition would authorize the District to meet educational needs of its students by levying the following excess taxes, in place of the expiring levy, on all taxable property within the District, for support of the District’s educational programs and operations expenses not funded by the State of Washington: 

Collection Year

Estimated Levy


Assessed Value

Levy Amount



2024 $1.44 $26,500,000
2025 $1.38 $27,500,000
2026 $1.33 $28,750,000

all as provided in Resolution No. 2021-14. Should this proposition be approved?




Passage of Proposition No. 1 would allow Shoreline Public Schools to replace an existing educational programs and operations levy that will expire at the end of calendar year 2022.  The taxes collected by this replacement levy will be used to pay expenses of educational programs and operations that are not fully funded by the State of Washington, including, but not limited to, nurses, librarians, family advocates, special education, counselors, athletics, music, drama and other extracurricular activities, transportation, and teacher pay and training.  Further information is available on the District’s website at

The proposed four-year replacement educational programs and operations levy would authorize collection of taxes to provide up to $26,000,000 in 2023, $26,500,000 in 2024, $27,500,000 in 2025, and $28,750,000 in 2026.  The tax levy rate required to produce these levy amounts is estimated to be $1.48 in 2023, $1.44 in 2024, $1.38 in 2025, and $1.33 in 2026 (estimated levy rate per $1,000 of assessed value). The exact tax levy rate and amount to be collected may be adjusted based upon the actual assessed value of the taxable property within the District and the limitations imposed by State law at the time of the tax levy.  Exemptions from taxes may be available to certain homeowners.  For more information, call the King County Department of Assessments, 206.296.3920.


No statement submitted.

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In 2018, the McCleary Decision was promised to be a levy swap. Instead, state school property taxes increased dramatically and local school taxes never went away and are again spiraling out of control.


For 2020-2021, for the district's administrators, the median total compensation was $199,812 with a high of $387,127. Median teacher compensation is at $139,287 up 33% in the last 3 years - multiple times inflation.


The argument that this levy is for a certain few duty types is disingenuous and heartless at best. The district complains that this levy fills the gap left from state legislators. The legislators are correct in saying no to the district. Local voters should do the same.


Nearly all districts try to just focus on how our property tax rates will remain nearly flat as if that has or will do us any favors. A flat tax rate multiplied by skyrocketing assessed property values equals skyrocketing taxes in dollars (paid for by property owners and renters in their rents). Please provide your input and vote. More details at,

Submitted by: Jeff Heckathorn,

Simple majority (Wash. Const. art. VII, sec. 2(a))

For questions about this measure, contact: Marla S. Miller, Deputy Superintendent, (206) 393-4514,

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