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Riverview School District No. 407

Proposition No. 2
Replacement Technology Capital Projects Levy

The Board of Directors of Riverview School District No. 407 adopted Resolution No. 13-08 concerning technology levies.  This proposition authorizes acquiring technology and equipment, including classroom computers; repairs to building systems; additional portable classroom space; safety and security upgrades; and authorizes the following excess levies for such purposes on all taxable property within the District:



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Should this proposition be approved?



Passage of Proposition No. 2 would allow the levy of $1,850,000 in property taxes within Riverview School District No. 407 for collection in 2015, the levy of $1,850,000 for collection in 2016, the levy of $1,850,000 for collection in 2017, and the levy of $1,850,000 for collection in 2018, to replace an expiring levy and enable the district to pay for technology improvements, and equipment and training to meet the current and future educational programs for its students and for construction, renovation, improvements and expansion of new and existing facilities including portable classrooms, such levies to be made for four years for collection in the years from 2015 through 2018.  In accordance with Resolution No. 13-08 approving this proposition, these taxes would be deposited in the District’s Capital Projects Fund to pay for improving and upgrading its educational facilities through the acquisition and installation, implementation and management of computer technology and technology systems, including but not limited to enhancing infrastructure, acquiring hardware, licensing software, and implementing online applications and training related to the installation of the foregoing, and construction, renovation, improvements and expansion of new and existing facilities including portable classrooms. If authorized by the voters and based on projected assessed valuation information, estimated levy rates per $1,000 of assessed value would be $0.65 (2015 collection); $0.63 (2016 collection); $0.61 (2017 collection); $0.59 (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 •

As technology plays an increasingly important role in our classrooms, as well as in our business and support staff practices, Riverview must continue funding through the levy process as the state does not provide any direct funding for technology in schools.  This 4-year Replacement Technology Levy will replace the current levy which expires in 2014.

Vote Yes to give every student an equal chance to acquire the necessary skills and knowledge needed to compete in a modern technological world.  This Replacement Technology Levy would enhance the educational environment by replacing outdated computer labs, purchasing student/staff mobile devices, provide for network upgrades  and improved wireless access, acquire current computer software, update intercom systems as well as continue to fund computer specialists and professional staff development.  Voting Yes on this Replacement Technology Levy promises the continued 21st century education of our students.

Let’s work together to improve schools one ballot at a time.  Please mark and mail in your ballot now!  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.

Our state does not include technology in its definition of “basic education” and provides no direct funding. Consequently, all technology equipment, service support and training must come from local levy funds.

This replacement technology levy ensures our students have the technology resources and experiences to prepare them for college, career, and life. Also, the levy helps fund teacher training on the use of classroom technologies to maximize student learning. 

Vote Yes for Riverview Students.

Statement submitted by: Maria Mahowald and Heather Downing

The Riverview School District is asking for new money from taxpayers because they have allowed union officials to divert existing levy money to pay teachers more--rather than using that money for things like technology for students. If only the district had managed their existing levy money better, they wouldn’t have to ask for more now.


Voting ‘no’ on Proposition 2 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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