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Riverview School District No. 407

Proposition No. 2
Replacement Technology and Capital Projects Levy

The Board of Directors of Riverview School District No. 407 adopted Resolution No. 17-06 concerning technology and capital projects levies. This proposition authorizes acquiring technology and equipment, including classroom computers; repairs to building systems, additional portable classroom space and safety and security upgrades; and authorizes the following excess levies for such purposes on all taxable property within the District:


Collection
Year

Estimated
Levy Rate/$1,000
Assessed Value


Levy
Amount
2019 $0.65 $2,845,000

2020

$0.60 $2,845,000
2021 $0.56 $2,845,000
2022

$0.52

$2,845,000


Should this proposition be approved?

Yes

No


Passage of Proposition No. 2 would replace an expiring levy and allow the levy of $2,845,000 in property taxes within Riverview School District No. 407 for collection each year in the years 2019 through 2022, inclusive, to fund acquisition and installation, implementation and management of computer technology and technology systems, facilities and projects, including but not limited to enhancing infrastructure, acquiring hardware, licensing software, and implementing online applications and training related to the installation of the foregoing as an integral part of the District’s technology systems, facilities, or projects; and the application and modernization of technology systems for operations and instruction including, but not limited to, the ongoing fees for online applications, subscriptions, or software licenses, including upgrades and incidental services, and ongoing training related to the installation and integration of these products or services, and shall make other capital project expenditures as found necessary by the Board of Directors.  These taxes would be collected in the 2018-2019 through 2022-2023 school years, inclusive, and deposited in the District’s Capital Projects Fund (technology) for such improvements to meet the current and future educational programs for its students.  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 (2019 collection), $0.60 (2020 collection), $0.56 (2021 collection) and $0.52 (2022 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.

Technology plays an increasingly important role in our classrooms, as well as in our business and support staff practices. The state does not provide any direct funding for technology in schools, so the Riverview School District must continue funding through the levy process.  This four-year Replacement Technology and Capital Projects Levy will replace the current levy which expires in 2018.

Please 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 Technology and Capital Projects Levy will enhance the educational environment by providing students with up-to-date software and hardware, including student issued devices (grades 6-12), classroom laptop carts (grades 3-5), and iPads (grades K-2).  In addition the levy will provide: replacement security cameras; network/infrastructure upgrades; upgraded wireless; staff computer replacements; staff training; technology support staff; career and technical education program equipment; portable additions and replacement; facility repair and maintenance; community notification software; and a district robotics program.

Voting Yes on this Technology and Capital Projects Levy ensures our students have the technology, resources, and experiences to prepare them for college, career, and life.

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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