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Snoqualmie Valley School District No. 410

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

The Board of Directors adopted Resolution No. 869, concerning a replacement levy supporting the education of Snoqualmie Valley students. This proposition would authorize the District to levy the following excess taxes, on all taxable property within the District, to replace an expiring levy and pay expenses of educational programs, activities and operations not funded by the State: 

Collection Year

Estimated Levy


Assessed Value

Levy Amount
2023 $1.59  $20,585,000 
2024 $1.55  $21,472,000 
2025 $1.51  $22,382,000 
2026 $1.48  $23,473,000 

all as provided in Resolution No. 869. Should this proposition be approved? 



Passage of Proposition No. 1 will allow Snoqualmie Valley School District to replace an existing educational programs and operations levy that ends on the last day of 2022, if not renewed.  The taxes collected by this replacement levy will be used to continue paying for educational programs, activities and operations not fully funded by the State of Washington. These include, but are not limited to: counselors, nurses, and mental health specialists; special education and behavioral support services; additional math and reading specialists; expanded access to secondary career and technical education electives; advanced classes and arts courses; athletics, clubs and other extracurricular opportunities; staff training, updated curriculum and instructional coaches; and regionally competitive wages.  Further information is 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 $20,585,000 in 2023, $21,472,000 in 2024, $22,382,000 in 2025, and $23,473,000 in 2026.  The tax levy rate required to generate these levy amounts is estimated to be $1.59 in 2023, $1.55 in 2024, $1.51 in 2025, and $1.48 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 are available to certain homeowners.  For more information call the King County Department of Assessments at (206) 296-3920.


It’s time to renew our commitment to funding educational programs, so all students have equitable opportunities to succeed in school. Vote “yes” to provide our Snoqualmie Valley kids with continued opportunities, excellence in education, and social-emotional well-being. This is not a new tax.


We represent community leaders and volunteers from across the Snoqualmie Valley. We ask for your vote to approve an expiring education levy providing local funds to fill critical gaps in state and federal funding for our students’ needs.


By approving this levy, you are voting “yes” to continue high-quality instruction, academic and emotional support for our students through counselors and social workers, and funding for broad course offerings–including music, world language, advanced courses, special education, arts, drama, athletics, and other extracurricular club activities. Renewing this levy also impacts students’ health and safety by paying for nurses and other staff not fully funded by the state. Your approval ensures that services and programs needed by our students will continue.


Vote yes to renew our promise to Snoqualmie Valley students–to prepare each to choose their own future.

Submitted by: Kirk Harris, Corinne Alef, Chris Alef,

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 $240,000 with a high of $411,074. Median teacher compensation is at $120,084 up 23% 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,

The con statement by the author from Mill Creek is misleading considering that average salaries were $91,666 for teachers and $168,531 for administrators. The state still funds only "basic education.” The Snoqualmie Valley expects more for its students. Nearly 200 vital staff positions depend on the levy. Extracurriculars (music, clubs, sports), teaching coaches, and many nurses and counselors are 100% levy-funded. Arts programs, advanced placement, special education, electives, and curriculum are levy-supported. Vote Yes!

Submitted by: Kirk Harris, Corinne Alef, Chris Alef,

In 2019-2020, per pupil expenditures (including capital outlays and interest on debt) for the district were already at $21,915. 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: Ryan Stokes, Assistant Superintendent – Finance & Operations, (425) 831-8011,

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