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Snoqualmie Valley School District No. 410

Proposition No. 2 
Replacement of Expiring Levy for Technology 

The Board of Directors adopted Resolution No. 870, concerning a replacement levy supporting technology for Snoqualmie Valley students. This proposition would authorize the District to levy the following excess taxes, on all taxable property within the District, to replace an expiring levy and pay technology expenses not funded by the State, such as network systems, devices, software, training and support: 

Collection Year

Estimated Levy


Assessed Value

Levy Amount
2023 $0.62  $8,039,000 
2024 $0.62  $8,602,000 
2025 $0.62  $9,204,000 
2026 $0.62  $9,848,000 

all as provided in Resolution No. 870. Should this proposition be approved?



Passage of Proposition No. 2 will allow Snoqualmie Valley School District to replace an existing technology levy (Capital Projects Fund) that that ends on the last day of 2022, if not renewed.  The taxes collected by this replacement technology levy will be used to improve, upgrade, and expand technology systems; provide technology training and support for students and staff; and to ensure all students have access to technology needed to successfully prepare them for careers of tomorrow. This includes, but is not limited to (1) purchasing, installing, and implementing upgraded network systems, instructional technology equipment, infrastructure, and facilities; (2) replacing and upgrading personal computing devices, computers, software, hardware, and telecommunication systems; and (3) providing related student training, including, but not limited to, student devices and coding, and staff training and support to effectively use technology equipment, infrastructure, systems, and facilities.  Further information is available on the District’s website at

The proposed four-year replacement technology levy would authorize collection of taxes to provide $8,039,000 in 2023, $8,602,000 in 2024, $9,204,000 in 2025, and $9,848,000 in 2026.  The tax levy rate required to generate these levy amounts is estimated to be $0.62 per $1,000 of assessed value.  Exemptions from taxes are available to certain homeowners.  For more information call the King County Department of Assessments at (206) 296-3920.


Snoqualmie Valley uses and prioritizes technology in ways that accelerate and improve student outcomes. Your “yes” vote renews funding that pays for the equipment, infrastructure, training, and support staff that provides student access to computers and other learning devices at school. It also pays for teacher training and support to achieve equity in classroom technology. This is not a new tax.


The passage of this levy benefits every student by upgrading and expanding technology in classrooms. Students will develop 21st Century technology skills required for college, careers, and life. In addition, staff will receive training on effectively using technology to enhance classroom learning. Students need this levy to meet the K-12 technology standards and to be competitive with our surrounding districts.


Let’s provide all students with the necessary tools to achieve their educational goals. Please vote yes!

Submitted by: Kirk Harris, Corinne Alef, Chris Alef,

These cap levy items should come out of the General Fund. If salaries were not so bloated this would be possible.


These levies should be rejected. There should be no tax measures whatsoever on the ballot in February. February is the lowest voter turnout election of the year. Understandably. Most citizens are just learning that there are levies to vote on - again. We just had the holidays. Citizens have voting fatigue. And, importantly, citizens won't even receive their property tax bills for the year until a month later in March. How convenient.


In the interest of high voter participation, these important, large tax measures (which affect all property owners and renters in their rents) should be only on the November Election. It is irresponsible for the district to propose property tax measures a month before voters see their property tax bills.


The state will never be able to fulfill its constitutional obligation of fully-funding schools so long as local districts are allowed to spend more than the ample provision the state provides. Until that changes, citizens need to reject these local levies like the ones before you today. More details at

Submitted by: Jeff Heckathorn,

Technology is essential in education, but the state’s “basic education” only funds 20% of our school district’s technology needs. This local levy renews support for equitable access to personal devices for all students in grades 6-12, coding classes and devices for grades K-5, teacher training, network infrastructure and fiber network improvements. The past 18 months have reinforced the value of investing in technology to support our students’ academic advancement. Vote Yes!

More info at:

Submitted by: Kirk Harris, Corinne Alef, Chris Alef,

In 2019-2020, per pupil expenditures (including capital outlays and interest on debt) for the district were already at $21,915. That's above tuition and books at many universities let alone most private K-12 schools.

In 2018, because of the McCleary Decision, state legislators pumped billions more dollars into our public schools, largely from increased property taxes. There is no amount of money monopoly school districts will be satisfied with. Citizens are crying uncle. Enough!

Submitted by: Jeff Heckathorn,

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

For questions about this measure, contact: Ryan Stokes, Assistant Superintendent – Finance & Operations, (425) 831-8011,

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