Levies make the difference!
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 paid for by local levy dollars.
Educational Programs & Operations Levy
($2.50 per $1,000 assessed property value)
- Athletic programs, coaches and equipment
- Training and professional development for staff
- Additional course offerings (i.e. Advanced Placement (AP), Special Education)
- Staff (i.e. nurses, paraprofessionals, school resource officers, psychologists) above state minimums
- Art, music and physical education programs
- Extracurricular activities and clubs catering to everything from leadership to robotics
- Curriculum and instructional materials
- Extra math and reading help
- Almost all school supplies for students in grades K-8
($0.50 per $1,000 in assessed property value)
- 1:1 Technology Initiative (one digital device for each student in Grades K-12)
- Staff training and professional development
- Replacement and addition of student and staff devices
- Enhanced IT support
- Improved technology infrastructure
The Richland School Board is seeking renewal of the district's Educational Programs & Operations (EP&O) and Technology levies. The levy propositions will be on the February 8, 2022 special election ballot. The current levies expire at the end of 2022.
Local Levies Up for Renewal
Replacement of expiring Educational Programs and Operations Levy:
Replacement of expiring Instructional Technology Improvements Levy:
Psychologists paid for with the levy.
School Nurses paid for with the levy.
Social Workers paid for with the levy.
Thank you to our community for your long-standing history of approving Richland School District levies! Local levies require a simple majority to pass.
- What happens if the levies are not renewed?
- Didn't the state raise property taxes several years ago to pay more for schools?
- What about all the extra money the district received from the federal government during the COVID-19 pandemic?
- Is the district trying to raise the EP&O levy rate?
- What have the past tax rates been on the levies?
- Is there a tax break for seniors citizens, disabled people or low-income homeowners?
- What is the difference between a levy and a bond?