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Issaquah School District No. 411

Proposition No. 3
School Bus Levy

The Board of Directors of Issaquah School District approved Resolution No. 1180 authorizing a levy for school buses. This levy funds new and replacement school buses and authorizes the following excess levy on all taxable property within the District:








Assessed Value








all as provided in Resolution No. 1180. Should this proposition be approved?



Passage of Proposition No. 3 would allow for the levy of $3,000,000 in property taxes within Issaquah School District for collection in 2023.  In accordance with Resolution No. 1180 approving this proposition, these taxes would be deposited in the Issaquah School District’s Transportation Vehicle Fund to pay part of the costs of acquiring new school buses to meet projected population growth and allow for the retirement of older and more costly to operate buses of the District.  If authorized by the voters, such property taxes would be collected at a rate estimated to be $0.07 per $1,000 of assessed valuation in 2023.  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.

This levy is necessary to ensure that all students in the Issaquah School District are able to travel to and from school safely. The only thing this levy funds is buses for transportation. Issaquah School District services 110 square miles and transports students via school buses over 1.4 million miles per year. Approximately 10,000 students are transported each morning and afternoon. The 1-year transportation levy will replace old buses with new more efficient models that align with the state’s safety standards and replacement cycle.

An efficient transportation fleet helps with fuel savings & lower maintenance costs, which means more dollars go into the classroom for our students. It is also part of the School District’s efforts to make its fleet as green friendly as possible. 


We are asking you to vote for this levy to ensure that all the students in the district are able to fully participate in school and to help the district in its efforts to run an efficient transportation system.  


Submitted by: Dawn Peschek, Wright Noel,

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

For questions about this measure, contact: Martin Turney, Executive Director of Finance & Support Services, (425) 837-7011,

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