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Riverview School District No. 407

Proposition No. 1 
Replacement Educational Programs and Operations Levy 

The Board of Directors of Riverview School District No. 407 approved Resolution No. 21-04, authorizing a replacement levy for educational operations. This replacement levy funds district educational programs and school operations that are eligible activities and not state funded, and authorizes the District to levy the following excess taxes, on all taxable property within the District:

Collection Year

Estimated Levy


Assessed Value

Levy Amount
2023 $1.45  $8,690,124 
2024 $1.45  $9,094,041 
2025 $1.45  $9,544,833 
2026 $1.45  $10,017,970 

and subject to legal limits on levy amounts and rates at the time of levy. Should this proposition be approved? 



Passage of Proposition No. 1 would allow the Riverview School District to replace an existing  educational programs and operation 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 operation that are not fully funded by the State of Washington, including, but not limited to, nurses, special education, counselors, safety and security, instructional materials, athletics and extracurricular activities, specialized programs, transportation, instructional staff,  maintenance of facilities, and other non-capital expenses necessary in the operation of the school district. 


The proposed four-year replacement educational programs and operation tax levy would authorize collection of taxes to provide up to $8,690,124 in property taxes within Riverview School District for collection in 2023, the levy of $9,094,041 for collection in 2024, the levy of $9,544,833 for collection in 2025, and the levy of $10,017,970 for collection in 2026.  If authorized by the voters, and based on projected assessed valuation information, estimated levy rates per $1,000 of assessed value would be $1.45 (2023 collection), $1.45 (2024 collection), $1.45 (2025 collection), and $1.45 (2026 collection).  The exact levy rate shall be adjusted based upon the actual assessed value of the property within the District at the time of the levy.


Exemptions from taxes may be available to certain homeowners.  To determine if you qualify, call the King County Assessor at 206-296-7300.

Approve Prop. No. 1 – Vote Yes for Teachers, Educational Programs, Extracurricular Activities, and Support a Quality Education for Our Students

This levy will allow the district to continue to fund educational programs, extracurricular activities, and other necessary operational expenses, including staffing (i.e., nurses, librarians, custodians, counselors, safety officers, and teaching staff).

We want all students in the Riverview School District to continue to receive a quality education. The programs supported by the Educational Programs & Operations Levy play a key role in providing students with the resources needed to positively impact their learning experience.

Approve – Not a New Tax Prop. No. 1 replaces the levy that voters passed in 2018 and expires in 2022. Levies account for approximately 18% of the district’s general annual operating fund budget. Renew the levy to support our schools.

Submitted by: Lori Rush, Rebecca Manjarrez, Lindsey Tolson,

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 $207,670 with a high of $361,768. Median teacher compensation is at $123,066 up 28% 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,

Riverview School District provides a comprehensive education experience above and beyond what the state funds. New state funding is a good start, but there are still gaps. This replacement levy ensures Riverview keeps programs and staff our students need and fills an 18% gap in state funding. Without it, existing programs will be cut. This levy allows our students to continue receiving a high-quality education and will replace the expiring levy. Vote Yes for Riverview!

Submitted by: Lori Rush, Rebecca Manjarrez, Lindsey Tolson,

In 2019-2020, per pupil expenditures (including capital outlays and interest on debt) for the district were already at $15,642. That's above tuition and books at many universities let alone most private K-12 schools.

In 2018, because of the McCleary Decision, state legislators pumped billions more dollars into our public schools, largely from increased property taxes. There is no amount of money monopoly school districts will be satisfied with. Citizens are crying uncle. Enough!

Submitted by: Jeff Heckathorn,

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

For questions about this measure, contact: Meisha Robertson, Director of Business and Operations, (425) 844-4505,

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