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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. 17-05, authorizing a replacement levy for educational operations enrichment. This replacement levy funds district educational programs and school operations that are eligible activities and not state funded, and authorizes the District to levy the following excess taxes, on all taxable property within the District:


Collection
Year

Estimated
Levy Rate/$1,000
Assessed Value


Levy
Amount

2019 $1.93 $8,450,000
2020 $1.65 $7,800,000

2021

$1.53 $7,820,000

2022

$1.42 $7,820,000


and subject to legal limits on levy amounts and rates at the time of levy. Should this proposition be approved?

Yes

No


Passage of Proposition No. 1 would replace an expiring levy and allow the levy of $8,450,000 in property taxes within Riverview School District No. 407 for collection in 2019, the levy of $7,800,000 for collection in 2020, the levy of $7,820,000 for collection in 2021, and the levy of $7,820,000 for collection in 2022.  In accordance with Resolution No. 17-05 approving this proposition, these taxes would be deposited in the Riverview School District’s General Fund to pay part of the general expenses of operating the District.  General expenses of the District include employee costs (such as 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 $1.93 (2019 collection), $1.65 (2020 collection), $1.53 (2021 collection) and $1.42 (2022 collection).   The exact levy rate shall be adjusted based upon the actual assessed value of the property within the District and the legal limit of the levy amount at the time of the levy.

Please vote Yes to renew the Riverview School District four-year Replacement Educational Programs and Operations Levy.  By doing so, you will help provide a high quality education for all Riverview students.  This four-year levy replaces the current levy which expires in 2018.  Funds from this levy continue to bridge the 18% 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; counselors; coaches; educational assistants; custodial/maintenance costs; food service staff; physical education specialists; support staff; staff training; student transportation; after-school programs; extracurricular activities; special education services; and gifted and remediation programs.

Let’s give each student the best opportunity for a quality education and a bright future. Vote Yes to renew Riverview’s four-year Replacement Educational Programs and Operations Levy.  Let’s work together to improve schools, one ballot at a time.

Please mark and mail in your ballot today. Vote Yes for schools!

Submitted by: Heather Downing, Laura Tisdale, Amy Bellamy voteyesriverview@gmail.com

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

For questions about this measure, contact: Ruby Perez, Director of Business & Operations 425-844-4505, perezr@rsd407.org

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