Levy Funding

School nurses. Extracurricular activities. Art and music. Student technology. Special education services. These and more are just a few of the needs in the Richland School District made possible by local levy dollars.

The Educational Programs & Operations (EP&O) and Technology levies provide roughly 15 percent of RSD’s annual budget. Without that amount, the district would have to trim about $30 million in expenses in its 2021-22 budget.


Distribution of EP&O Levy by Percent

Distribution of EP&O Levy by Percent

Clinton Sherman
Executive Director for Financial Services
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Distribution of EP&O Levy by Dollar Amount

Distribution of Educational Programs & Operations Levy by Dollar Amount


What does the levy support?

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Staffing & Programs pays for Advanced Placement, Highly Capable Program, Substitute Teachers, Teacher Mentors, Teachers not funded by the State, Assessment Facilitators, Secretaries, Building Principals, Psychologists and social workers and more.

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Health & Safety pays for school resource officers, security, health room aides and more.



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Athletics & Activities pays for after school programs, coaches, advisors, competitions, visual and performing arts, extracurricular activities and clubs (such as robotics and foreign language), and more.

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Maintenance, Operations & Transportation pays for utilities, insurance, building custodians, grounds crew, mechanics and more.

Capital projects levy funding

Frequently Asked Questions About The Levies