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Northshore School District No. 417

Proposition No. 1
Supplemental Education Operations Support Levy

The Board of Directors adopted Resolution No. 621 authorizing a supplemental educational maintenance levy.  To continue meeting educational needs of students and to support District educational maintenance and operation expenses, this proposition authorizes the District to levy the following excess taxes, in addition to the levies approved by the voters in the February 2010 election, on all taxable property within the District:

Collection Years

Approximate Levy Rate/$1,000 Assessed Value















Should this proposition be approved?



Passage of Proposition No. 1 would allow the levy of $4,500,000 in property taxes within Northshore School District for collection in 2011, the levy of $2,300,000 in taxes for collection in 2012, the levy of $2,600,000 in taxes for collection in 2013 and the levy of $2,600,000 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. 621 approving this proposition, these taxes would be deposited in the Northshore School District’s General Fund to pay part of the educational maintenance and operations support of the District.  If authorized by the voters and based on current assessed valuation information, estimated levy rates per $1,000 of assessed value would be $0.20 (2011 collection); $0.10 (2012 collection); $0.11 (2013 collection) and $0.11 (2014 collection).

The state continues to cut education funding. This has created shortfalls in the operating budgets of school districts around the state. In an effort to create new resources for local education funding, the state has allowed school districts to temporarily increase the amount communities can provide to support their schools. The supplemental levy would help offset these statewide funding cuts and help sustain the district’s current educational program. No frills. No extras.

We have a strong community that takes pride in our schools and values the importance of a quality education. Without continued support, the present budget will not sustain our schools at the present level. Please help maintain Northshore’s quality education.

Mike Sharadin, co-chair, Citizens for Northshore Schools

Statement submitted by: Michael Sharadin

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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