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Tahoma School District No. 409

Proposition No. 2
Capital Levy for Technology

The Board of Directors of Tahoma School District No. 409 adopted Resolution No. 2009-19 concerning this proposition. This proposition authorizes acquiring educational technology, equipment and training to support instruction; and authorizes the following excess levies for such purposes on all taxable property within the District:



Approximate Levy Rate/$1,000 Assessed Value















Should this proposition be approved?



This levy replaces one that expires at the end of 2010. This levy pays for educational technology tools, including computers, software, network infrastructure, document cameras, projectors, and other technology needs. It also pays for staff to maintain equipment and assist teachers and students with training and support.


The Technology Levy is the primary source of funds for electronic instructional tools and training. If the levy is approved, taxable property within the district would continue to be taxes to pay for school technology over the next four years, with the estimated rate ranging from $0.51 to $0.57 per year for each thousand dollars of assessed property value. This levy would generate funding in the amount of $2,750,000 for each year of the levy.

Voting yes for the replacement Technology Levy ensures that our students will have current technology tools and skills.  Tahoma’s approach to using technology in the classroom places the strongest emphasis on matching technology with teaching and learning, not the other way around.  All of Tahoma’s classroom technology tools must fit the district’s curriculum and its learning goals.  A detailed technology plan provides guidance for all technology tools that are used in the classroom.  A committee of parents and community members regularly meets with school staff members to examine, discuss and help guide the use of technology tools in our schools. 


Tahoma voters said yes four years ago when they were asked to provide levy funds for classroom technology tools.  Since then, the school district has used the money to catch up through improved and expanded infrastructure, staff training and new equipment.  The challenge now is to maintain those improvements and keep pace with ever-changing technology. 


Technology touches all of our lives.  It has opened new doors to learning for our students.  Please help keep that door open wide by voting yes for the Technology Levy. 

Statement submitted by: Erin Weaver and Barbara Kennedy
(206) 669-7159 or (206) 235-3842

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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