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Tukwila School District No. 406

Proposition No. 1

Renewal Educational Programs and Operations Levy


The Board of Directors of Tukwila School District No. 406 adopted Resolution No. 896, authorizing a renewal educational programs and operations levy. This proposition would authorize the District to meet the educational needs of students by levying the following excess taxes, renewing an expiring levy, on all taxable property within the District, for educational programs and operations expenses not funded by the State:



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all as provided in Resolution No. 896, subject to legal limits at time of levy. Should this proposition be approved?



Passage of Proposition No. 1 would allow the Tukwila School District to renew an existing educational programs and operations levy that will expire at the end of calendar year 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 educational programs and operations that are not fully funded by the State of Washington, including, but not limited to, expenses of teaching, student support, special education services, school nurses and counselors, textbooks and classroom supplies, student transportation, security, student activities (such as band, music, art, world languages and extra-curricular activities), professional development and training, and other school operations.  Further information is available on the District’s website at www.

The proposed four-year renewal levy authorizes the collection of taxes to provide up to $7,850,000 in 2021, $8,250,000 in 2022, $8,700,000 in 2023, and $9,150,000 in 2024.  The tax levy rate required to produce these levy amounts is estimated to be $1.75 per $1,000 of assessed value. The exact tax levy rate and amount to be collected may be adjusted based upon the actual assessed value of the taxable property within the District and the limitations imposed by State law at the time of the levy. 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

The Educational Programs and Operations levy is Not a new tax.  It Renews the current levy expiring in 2020. Tukwila School District relies on these funds for programs and operations that are not supported by other revenue sources. 

The passage of this levy benefits every student as it supports Athletics, Extracurricular, Art, World Languages, Music, and Special Education programs. This levy funds Counselors, Family Advocates, and Nurses who provide critical mental and physical health services for our students. This levy provides funding for our Custodial Staff who work tirelessly to keep our facilities clean and thriving for years to come. Students need this levy to ensure a well-rounded education, their mental health needs are met, and that our facilities are top notch. 

These Renewal levies are Endorsed by: Tukwila Education Association, Tukwila Classified Education Association, Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce, Tukwila Children’s Foundation, Rep. Steve Bergquist, Rep. Zack Hudgins, Sen. Bob Hasegawa, Tukwila Mayor Allan Ekberg, Tukwila City Council Members: Verna Seal, Zak Idan, Kate Kruller, De’Sean Quinn, Kathy Hougarty, Thomas McLeod, Tukwila City Council Member-Elect Cynthia Delostrinos Johnson, Edna Morris, Pat Larson, Ron Lamb, Pam Carter, Sharon Nakata, Joe Duffie, Katrina Dohn, and Will Gillispie.

Submitted by: Riley Haggard, Pat Larson, Joe Duffie,

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, §2(a))

Greg Woodard, Chief Financial Officer, (206) 901-8010,

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