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Riverview School District No. 407

Proposition No. 3
Transportation Vehicle Fund Levy

The Board of Directors of Riverview School District No. 407 approved Resolution No. 17-07, authorizing a levy for school buses. This levy funds new and replacement school buses and authorizes the following excess levy on all taxable property within the District:


Collection 
Year

Estimated
Levy Rate/$1,000
Assessed Value


Levy
Amount
2019 $0.15 $640,000
2020 $0.14 $640,000


Should this proposition be approved?

Yes

No


Passage of Proposition No. 3 would allow for the levy of $640,000 in property taxes within Riverview School District for collection in 2019 and the levy of $640,000 in property taxes for collection in 2020.  In accordance with Resolution No. 17-07 approving this proposition, these taxes would be deposited in the Riverview School District’s Transportation Vehicle Fund to pay part of the costs of acquiring new school buses to meet projected population growth and allow for the retirement of older and more costly to operate buses of the District.  If authorized by the voters, such property taxes would be collected at the rates estimated to be $0.15 per $1,000 of assessed valuation in 2018 and $0.14 per $1,000 of assessed value in 2019.  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.

Please vote Yes for the Riverview School District Transportation Vehicle Fund Levy.  This two-year levy funds much needed new buses to support growing student enrollment and to replace existing buses that no longer adequately meet transportation needs.  This levy will ensure that our students continue to travel to and from school in safe, up-to-date buses. The last transportation levy request was in 2010.  Since then district enrollment has increased by 235 students, and enrollment is projected to increase by 1.5% per year for the next 10 years.

The Transportation Vehicle Fund Levy will generate enough revenue in two years, together with state reimbursement dollars, to keep the fleet up to date for a ten-year period. This two-year levy will raise $640,000 each year which, along with state reimbursement dollars, will provide the estimated $2,440,000 needed for the 20 new bus acquisitions over the next ten years.

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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