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Tukwila School District No. 406

Proposition No. 1
Renewal of Expiring School Programs and Operation Levy

The Board of Directors of Tukwila School District No. 406 adopted Resolution No. 815, concerning a proposition for a renewal levy for education. This proposition would authorize the District to levy the following excess taxes, in place of an expiring levy, on all taxable property within the District, for support of school programs and operation expenses, including teaching, school supplies, athletics, transportation and facility maintenance and operations:



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all as provided in Resolution No. 815. Should this proposition be approved?



Passage of Proposition 1 would allow the Tukwila School District to renew an existing School Programs and Operation Levy that will expire at the end of calendar year 2016. The proposed four-year renewal School Programs and Operation Levy would authorize collection of taxes to provide $11,706,816 in 2017, $12,175,089 in 2018, $12,662,093 in 2019, and $13,168,576 in 2020. The tax levy rate required to produce these levy amounts is estimated to be $3.53 per $1,000 of assessed value in 2017, $3.56 in 2018, $3.60 in 2019 and $3.63 in 2020.

The taxes collected by this levy will be deposited in the District’s General Fund and used to meet the educational needs of students and pay expenses of school programs and operation that are not fully funded by the State of Washington.  This levy will continue existing programs and expenses that include, but are not limited to, teaching, curriculum, athletics, transportation, and facility maintenance and operation.

Exemptions from taxes for levies may be available to homeowners who are 61 or older, or disabled, and who meet certain income requirements. For more information, call the King County Department of Assessments 206.296.3920.

For questions about this measure, contact:  Judith Berry, Assistant Superintendent, 206-901-8003,

Please vote yes for a strong community through strong schools!

Tukwila School District’s bond and two levies have widespread support from Tukwila businesses, civic leaders, educators, alumni, parents and seniors because they address the most critical school needs while being fiscally responsible. Because these are renewal measures, the district projects zero increase in the school tax rate with the passage of all three measures.

The School Programs and Operations Levy is not a new tax. It replaces the current levy that expires this year. Passage of this vital levy will continue critical education programs and operations not fully funded by the state. This includes lower class sizes, academic programs, books, transportation, special education, music, and athletics.

If this levy does not pass, the district will have to cut about 28 percent of its operating budget (equivalent to about 140 teaching positions). Your yes vote directly supports classroom learning and continues our investment in children, our economy, and our community.

Sent in by:  Katrina Dohn, Jim Haggerton, and Ron Lamb,

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 (Washington Constitution article VII, section 2(a))

For questions about this measure, contact:  Judith Berry, Assistant Superintendent, 206-901-8003,


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