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Northshore School District No. 417

Proposition No. 3
Renewal Capital Projects (Technology) Levy

The Board of Directors of Northshore School District No. 417 adopted Resolution No. 687 concerning a proposition for capital levies. In order to advance student learning, modernize technology systems and equipment, and train students and staff, the District shall levy the following excess levies in place of an expiring levy on all taxable property within the District:



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all as provided in Resolution No. 687. Should this proposition be approved?



Passage of Proposition No. 3 would allow the levy of $8,000,000 in property taxes within Northshore School District No. 417 for collection in 2015, the levy of $8,000,000 for collection in 2016, the levy of $8,000,000 for collection in 2017, and the levy of $8,000,000 for collection in 2018, to replace an expiring levy and to pay for technology improvements, and equipment and training to meet the current and future educational programs for its students, such levies to be made for four years for collection in the years from 2015 through 2018.  In accordance with Resolution No. 687 approving this proposition, these taxes would pay for enhancing infrastructure, acquiring hardware, licensing software, and implementing online applications and training related to the installation of the foregoing, and the application and upgrading of technology systems for operations and instruction, including the ongoing fees for online applications, subscriptions, or software licenses, and ongoing training related to the installation and integration of these products or services.  If authorized by the voters and based on projected assessed valuation information, estimated levy rates per $1,000 of assessed value would be $0.40 (2015 collection); $0.39 (2016 collection); $0.38 (2017 collection); and $0.37 (2018 collection).

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Technology plays a crucial role in student learning and is a necessary requirement for students to be competitive in a global marketplace in the future. Help give our students the tools they need to be successful.

The Renewal School Technology Levy will renew the current levy that expires this year and will expand student computing devices, update software, network systems and provide important training. It’s not a new tax; it’s a renewal.

Strong schools equal a strong community! 

Support of the bond and levies will cost the average Northshore homeowner about an additional $5-6/month.

Please vote Yes on the bond and levies to continue quality education in Northshore and protect our community’s investment!

Union officials in the Northshore Schools 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 $54,867 for teachers will be enhanced by 21.5 percent from levy and levy-matched funds. This costs roughly $11.6 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.

The technology levy is about Technology and Training to support student learning, not unions. It will expand the technology that students desperately need for their education. It will update software and provide necessary training for effective instruction. Your Yes vote will put technology in the hands of students and directly benefit their education. Our students need technology to be successful. Give them the support they need. Vote Yes on the Bond and Levies!

Statement submitted by: BZ Davis and Mike Sharadin



The Northshore 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 3 will send this message to the district: Be more responsible with taxpayer’s money.


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



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