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Federal Way School District No. 210

Proposition No. 1
Replacement of Existing Educational Programs and Operations Levy

The Board of Directors adopted Resolution No. 2011-37 concerning a replacement levy for education. This replacement levy funds district educational programs and school operations, including classroom support, technology and security staff, athletics and activities, maintenance, and transportation, and authorizes the following excess levies to replace an expiring levy on all taxable property within the District:


Collection Years

Levy Rate/$1,000 Assessed Value








Should this proposition be approved?



Passage of Proposition No. 1 allows the Federal Way School District to replace an expiring excess levy.  This educational programs and operations levy pays for about 25% of the general expenses of the District, and includes up to $8,000,000 in funding previously provided by the State of Washington for levy equalization.  The levy funds general expenses including program support for basic education, special education, and transitional bilingual education, and bus transportation costs.  These supports include additional teaching and para-educator staff, additional instructional opportunities, athletics and activities, and security and technology staff.  For additional information please see 


If approved, this levy will replace an expiring levy and will be collected for two years beginning in 2013 for collection in the school years of 2012-13 through 2014-15, at an estimated tax rate of $4.95 per $1,000 of assessed valuation, not to exceed $53,000,000 for collection in 2013 and 2014.  The exact levy rate shall be adjusted based upon the actual assessed value of property within the District at the time of the levy.

EP&O Replacement Levy Will Fund Essential Programs

This 2-year Educational Programs and Operations Levy (EP&O) replaces the current levy. These funds are an integral part of our school district. With another round of state budget cuts coming, local taxpayers can help shield our students from the cuts in Olympia. Passing this levy will go a long way toward maintaining services and programs our students need and parents expect.


Levies bridge the gap between state funding and the actual cost of meeting the educational needs of our students. This EP&O levy enables our district to pay for teaching staff not included in state allocations, additional instructional programs, textbooks, athletics, extracurricular activities, technology, security and transportation.


Federal Way is #1 among King County districts in the percent of budget spent on teaching and teaching support. Federal Way homeowners pay the least amount of tax per student as compared with neighboring districts.


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. 


This levy has the specific support of the FW Chamber of Commerce, teachers, school staff and parent organizations.

Statement submitted by: Kelley Tanner and Lori DeVore

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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