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Riverview School District No. 407

Proposition No. 1
Supplemental Educational Programs Maintenance and Operations Levy

The Board of Directors of Riverview School District No. 407 adopted Resolution No. 10-12 authorizing a supplemental levy for education.  This proposition would fund district education programs and school operations, and authorizes the following tax levies, in addition to the levies approved by the voters in the February 2010 election, on all taxable property within the District to partially replace reduced State funding to help meet the educational needs of its 3,168 students:

Collection Years

Approximate Levy Rate/$1,000 Assessed Value














Should this proposition be approved?



Passage of Proposition No. 1 would allow the supplemental levy of $1,130,000 in property taxes within Riverview School District for collection in 2011, the levy of $1,170,000 in taxes for collection in 2012, the levy of $990,000 in taxes for collection in 2013 and the levy of $950,000 in taxes for collection in 2014.  This supplemental levy is in addition to the levies approved by the voters in the February 2010 election, on all taxable property within the District. In accordance with Resolution No. 10-12 approving this proposition, these taxes would be deposited in the Riverview School District’s General Fund to partially replace reduced state and federal funding for basic education and to pay for necessary maintenance and operations and to properly meet the educational needs of the students attending District schools.  If authorized by the voters and based on current assessed valuation information, estimated levy rates per $1,000 of assessed value would be $0.38 (2011 collection); $0.38 (2012 collection); $0.31 (2013 collection) and $0.30 (2014 collection).

In November 2000, voters approved Initiative I-728, to pay for additional teachers to lower class sizes in our schools statewide. Over the past two legislative sessions, the legislature has eliminated all funding for I-728. The elimination of I-728 funding and the current legislative reductions means the state no longer funds 17 teaching positions in Riverview School District.

While significantly reducing funding to school districts, the Legislature passed SHB 2893, which the Governor signed on March 29, 2010, providing the opportunity for school districts to ask our taxpayers for a one-time supplemental levy to partially replace the funding eliminated by the legislature.

Due to reductions in state funding and increased operational costs, Riverview has over a $1,000,000 budget deficit. In order to balance next year’s budget, we are reducing staff, eliminating a textbook series purchase, and using the ending fund balance to maintain as many teachers as we can. We can only do this for one year. Without the passage of this supplemental levy, we will face an additional $1 million budget reduction for the 2011-12 school year.

Please help us keep our class sizes manageable by maintaining teachers, vote YES on this temporary supplemental levy!

Statement submitted by:
Wendy Tumbleson and Pam Werner

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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