College Place 2022 EP&O Levy

Our school district has a four-year Educational Programs & Operations (EP&O) levy on the February 8, 2022 ballot. A levy is a locally-approved tax based on property values.

The EP&O Levy in College Place pays for educational programs not fully funded by the state, including:

  • Smaller class sizes

  • Nurses and medical para-educators

  • Classroom para-educators

  • Counselors

  • Social and emotional learning

  • 1:1 Technology devices

  • Transportation

  • Reading, music, and PE specialists

  • Extra-curricular activities and clubs

  • Athletics

  • Special education services

  • Intervention programs

  • Mental health support

  • Vocational programs

  • Intervention services and staffing

  • The arts:  band, choir, and drama

  • STEM

  • School Resource Officer

  • Electives

  • Utilities, maintenance, and operations

  • And more…

A Look at the Numbers

Levy Rate

The proposed levy rate is $2.50* per $1,000 assessed value

* Note: the total EP&O Levy tax rate will not be higher than $2.50. It may be collected at a lower rate.

The proposed 2022 EP&O Levy combines the district’s existing Technology & Safety and Transportation levies into a single levy.

  • The current Tech & Safety and Transportation levies have a current combined tax rate of $2.60/$1,000

  • The proposed four-year EP&O Levy tax rate is $2.50/$1,000; $.10 lower than the current overall rate

Total Collection Amount

The total collection amount for the proposed 2022 EP&O Levy will be $18.9 million, which will be collected over four years (2023-2026) as follows:

  • 2023 = $4.1 million

  • 2024 = $4.5 million

  • 2025 = $4.9 million

  • 2026 = $5.4 million

TOTAL = $18,900,000

Voting Information

Election day is Tuesday, February 8, 2022 and voters are expected to receive their ballots in the mail by the last week of January. You can register to vote or find more info online at

Remember: Tax exemptions and deferrals are available for senior citizens and individuals who are disabled! For more information, contact the Walla Walla County Assessor’s Office at 509-524-2560, or the Columbia County Assessor at 509-382-2131

Ballots must be postmarked or returned by February 8th at 8:00 PM.