This is Important College Place!
Sweeping changes are coming to K-12 educational funding in 2018.
During the last legislative session, our state government made dramatic changes to the law which take effect in 2018. These changes will impact your taxes and also regulate how districts can use local levy dollars. Specifically, the state increased the statewide property tax by an average of $0.81/$1000 of assessed value.
The state also reduced the amount of money that can be collected at local levels through school levies to $1.50/ $1000 of assessed value and renamed them a School Programs & Operations Levy. The state now limits how much districts can collect and what the levy dollars will cover. It will no longer fund items such as safety, transportation and technology. School districts have the option to run additional levies to help fund these programs that are not covered by basic education funding.