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2018 Levy Election

 
Image Title: Levy dollars help fund the District's One-to-One Chromebook initiative.
Levy dollars help fund the District's One-to-One Chromebook initiative.
Image Title: Local levy money supports RSD music programs.
Local levy money supports RSD music programs.
Image Title: Levy money also supports library programs.
Levy money also supports library programs.
Image Title: Athletics and activities are funded with local levy money.
Athletics and activities are funded with local levy money.

 

Replacement Levy Election

The Richland School District is placing a local levy before voters on February 13. This four-year levy is comprised of two propositions:

#1 Educational Programs Levy

#2 Technology Levy

  • The 2019-2022 levy is not a new tax.
  • The current levy expires at the end of 2018.
  • RSD residents are being asked to renew the levy.
  • The levy allows the District to continue essential programs which are not fully funded by the state.

2019-2022 levy... two propositions $2.00 total tax rate

As a result of new state regulations, what used to be one levy proposition must now be split into two propositions. The total of the two replacement propositions is less than the expiring levy.....

#1 Educational Programs Levy - $1.50/$1,000

  • Athletics and activities
  • Staff training
  • Course offerings (i.e. zero hour, advanced placement, special education)
  • Necessary staff (i.e. adequate number of nurses and paraprofessionals)
  • Teacher pay for extra time
  • Art, music and PE programs
  • Updated instructional materials
  • Extra math and reading help

 
#2 Technology Levy - $0.50/$1,000

  • Staff training
  • Replacing technology equipment - 15,000 devices over 4-5 years

 

Learn more at this Tri-Cities School Levy web site.

Learn more in this TV interview with Superintendent Rick Schulte.

Learn more in this KONA Radio interview with Superintendent Rick Schulte.