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Riverview School District No. 407

Proposition No. 1
Replacement Educational Programs Maintenance and Operations Levy

The Board of Directors of Riverview School District No. 407 approved Resolution No. 13-07, authorizing a replacement levy for education.  This replacement levy funds district educational programs and school operations, and authorizes the following excess levies to replace an expiring levy on all taxable property within the District:



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Should this proposition be approved?



Passage of Proposition No. 1 would allow the levy of $8,100,000 in property taxes within Riverview School District No. 407 for collection in 2015, the levy of $8,400,000 for collection in 2016, the levy of $8,900,000 for collection in 2017, and the levy of $9,000,000 for collection in 2018, to replace an expiring levy and enable the District to pay for its educational programs and services, including teaching, school supplies, athletics and transportation, such levies to be made for four years for collection in the years from 2015 through 2018.  In accordance with Resolution No. 13-07 approving this proposition, these taxes would be deposited in the District’s General Fund to pay part of the general expenses of operating the District.  General expenses of the District include employee costs (salaries), instructional materials, special programs, activities and sports, technology systems operation, transportation costs, maintenance of facilities and other non-capital expenses of operating the District schools.  If authorized by the voters and based on projected assessed valuation information, estimated levy rates per $1,000 of assessed value would be $2.84 (2015 collection); $2.86 (2016 collection); $2.94 (2017 collection); $2.89 (2018 collection). The exact levy rate shall be adjusted based upon the actual assessed value of the property within the District at the time of the levy.

For additional questions regarding this measure contact: Bill Adamo - Director of Finance & Operations 425-844-4505 •

By voting Yes to renew Riverview School District’s 4-year Replacement Educational Programs Maintenance and Operations Levy, you are helping to continue the quality education provided for all Riverview students.  This 4-year levy replaces the current levy which expires in 2014.  Funds from this levy continue to bridge the 23% gap in the budget between what the state allocates for basic education and what Riverview needs to fund the programs currently being offered.

Passage of this replacement levy will ensure continued funding for additional classroom teachers to maintain smaller class sizes, textbooks/library books, librarians, music specialists, special education services, counselors, coaches, educational assistants, custodial/maintenance costs, food service staff, staff training, after-school programs, gifted and remediation programs, extracurricular activities, and summer school programs.

Let’s give our students the best possible chance for a quality education and bright future by voting Yes to renew Riverview’s 4-year Replacement Educational Programs Maintenance and Operations Levy.  Let’s work together to improve schools, one ballot at a time.

Don’t delay! Please mark and mail in your ballot today!  Vote Yes for schools!

Union officials in the Riverview School District have pressured the school board to divert levy funds from student services in order to pay teachers more. Our levy should pay for student services, not for wage increases.


In the collective bargaining agreement sought by union officials, the average state-provided wage of $51,004 for teachers will be enhanced by 17 percent from levy and levy-matched funds. This costs roughly $1.3 million per year which could be better used to help at-risk students or reduce class sizes. The school district leads taxpayers to believe the levy money is being used for students, yet large amounts support union priorities instead.


Levies are great for funding local priorities and unique services for our area students, but taxpayers should hold off giving the school district any more money until the school board is able to put student services above the demands of union officials.

Serving the students of Riverview is of utmost importance in every school board decision.  This replacement levy enables Riverview to continue its excellent programs while retaining necessary staff.  Ongoing levy support has resulted in state and national recognition for Riverview as a leading edge school district. 

Vote yes for Riverview students.

Statement submitted by: Maria Mahowald and Heather Downing

Don’t let the Riverview School District confuse you by a nuanced definition of taxes, levy, new, or renewal. Approving this measure will increase the amount you pay the government. Taxpayers should hold off giving the district any more money until the school board is able to put student services above the demands of union officials.

Voting ‘no’ on Proposition 1 will send this message to the district: Be more responsible with taxpayer’s money.

Statement submitted by: Laurie Lyford, Renay Bennett, and Tom Henningsgards

Simple Majority (Wash. Const. art. VII, sec. 2(a))

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