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Enumclaw School District No. 216

Proposition No. 1
Replacement Maintenance and Operation Levy

The Board of Directors of Enumclaw School District No. 216 adopted Resolution No. 946, concerning a proposition to finance maintenance and operation expenses.  This proposition would authorize the District to meet the educational needs of its students by levying the following excess taxes, in place of an expiring levy, on all taxable property within the District, for support of the District’s General Fund maintenance and operation expenses:


Collection Year

Approximate Levy Rate/$1,000 Assessed Value


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all as provided in Resolution No. 946.  Should this proposition be approved?



Passage of Proposition 1 would authorize the Enumclaw School District to replace an existing four-year maintenance and operation levy that will expire at the end of calendar year 2010.  The proposed four-year replacement maintenance and operation levy would authorize collection of taxes to provide $9,238,151 in 2011, $9,422,914 in 2012, $9,894,060 in 2013 and $10,388,763 in 2014.  The tax levy rate required to produce these levy amounts is estimated to be $3.05 per $1,000 of assessed value and would equate to $76.25 per month for a $300,000 home.

The taxes collected by this levy will be deposited in the District’s General Fund and used to meet the educational needs of students, operate educational programs and pay the general expenses maintenance and operation that are not fully funded by the State.  These expenses include, but are not limited to, maintaining class sizes, classified and certificated staffing, supplies and materials, athletic programming, transportation services, extracurricular programs, special education, utilities, and facility maintenance and operation.

Exemptions from taxes may be available to homeowners who are 61 or older, or disabled, and who meet certain income requirements.  For more information, call the King County Department of Assessments 206.296.3920.


This 4-year Maintenance and Operations Levy (M & O) replaces the current levy. These funds are an integral part of our school district. Approval allows the district to continue programs and services at their current level. This levy pays for 19% of ALL regular instruction. Levies bridge the gap between state funding and the actual cost of meeting the educational needs of our students. This M & O Levy enables our district to pay for teaching staff not included in state allocations, additional instructional program, textbooks, athletics, extra-curricular activities, technology, security and transportation.

Our children need these funds to continue to grow and prosper in a positive and progressive learning environment. Your YES vote ensures this will happen.

Statement submitted by: Suzanne Lewis, Bob Horn and Tina McGann

No statement submitted.

Statements in favor of and in opposition to a ballot measure are submitted by committees appointed by the jurisdiction. No persons came forward to serve on the committee and to write a statement in opposition. If you would like to be involved with a committee in the future please contact the jurisdiction.

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

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