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Tukwila School District No. 406

Proposition No. 3
Renewal of Expiring Technology Improvement Levy

The Board of Directors of Tukwila School District No. 406 adopted Resolution No. 820, concerning a proposition for a renewal levy for technology improvements. 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 to continue funding the acquisition, installation, implementation and modernization of technology equipment, infrastructure, systems and facilities to improve student learning:



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all as provided in Resolution No. 820. Should this proposition be approved?



Passage of Proposition 3 would allow Tukwila School District to continue buying, installing, repairing, and modernizing technology equipment and infrastructure, all to improve student learning. The proposed levy would increase the number of computers available to students, fund a replacement cycle for staff computers, implement safety alert systems in each school, and provide necessary network support and data subscriptions. Teachers would also be trained to implement the technology to support individual student’s learning needs.

The proposed four-year levy would renew the District’s current technology levy approved by voters in 2010 that expires in 2016. If passed, the renewal levy is estimated to lower the tax rate compared to the current technology levy.

The proposed four year capital (technology) levy would authorize the collection of taxes to provide $896,250 each year from 2017 through and including 2020. The tax levy rate required to produce these levy amounts is estimated to be $0.27 per $1,000 of assessed value in 2017, $0.26 in 2018, $0.25 in 2019 and $0.25 in 2020.

Exemptions from taxes 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 district relies on technology levies to fund classroom technology, which supports and enriches learning for students and prepares them for careers. Funds from the 2010 technology levy expire this year, and schools need a renewal to continue investing in 21st-century learning.

The funds will: Upgrade and modernize one-to-one laptops for students; Reshape traditional classrooms into collaborative, active-learning spaces that support project-based lessons (promoting real-world job skills like critical thinking, tech-savviness, productivity, and innovativeness); Train teachers to use the technology to better engage all levels of learners; and Integrate digital safety/security systems into every classroom.

Tukwila students need to be competitive with peers from neighboring districts that pass similar levies. Furthermore, we want our students to be future technology leaders, not just users. Your yes vote helps prepare them with 21st-century skills for 21st-century careers.

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 or towrite 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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