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Shoreline School District No. 412

Proposition No. 1
Supplemental Levy to Support Class Size

The Board of Directors of Shoreline School District No. 412 adopted Resolution No. 2011-14, concerning a supplemental levy to support class size.  This proposition would address impacts on class size due to State budget reductions by levying the following excess taxes, in addition to the existing levies for educational programs, maintenance and operations approved by the voters in February, 2010, on all taxable property within the District:




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all as provided in Resolution No. 2011-14. Should this proposition be approved?




Passage of Proposition No. 1 would allow the levy of $1,300,000 of property taxes within the Shoreline School District for collection in 2012, the levy of $1,400,000 of taxes for collection in 2013, and the levy of $1,500,000 in taxes for 2014. The purpose of the levy is to support class size in response to State budget reductions.  This supplemental levy is in addition to the maintenance and operation levy, approved by the voters in the February 2010 election, on all taxable property within the District.  The taxes approved by this proposition would be deposited in the Shoreline School District’s General Fund and expended to support class size.  If authorized by the voters and based upon current assessed valuation information, the estimated levy rates per $1000 of assessed value would be $0.09 (2012 collection); $0.09 (2013 collection) and $0.10 (2014 collection).

Please vote “Yes” to support the Shoreline School District’s ongoing commitment to provide quality education to students.  Cuts in education funding by the state and federal government have resulted in a reduction of over $6 million from the Shoreline School District budget in the past two years.   Continued funding cuts have made it increasingly difficult to maintain current class sizes. In 2010 state law was passed to allow local school districts to seek additional funding through voter approval of a supplemental levy. A “Yes” vote on the Shoreline School District’s Supplemental Levy will provide funds specifically targeted toward the classroom.   A “Yes” vote on the supplemental levy is an opportunity for the citizens of Lake Forest Park and Shoreline to renew their commitment to excellent public education.   A “Yes” vote will help the district keep class sizes at appropriate levels to meet the educational needs of its students.  Shoreline Schools have always been a place for our kids to receive a quality education.  Let’s keep it that way.  Vote “Yes” for Shoreline Schools on November 8.

Statement submitted by: Wes Brandon, Ruth Kagi and Krista Tenney  • 

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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