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

Technology Levy

($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:

View Resolution 937, Proposition 1 

Replacement of expiring Instructional Technology Improvements Levy:

View Resolution 938, Proposition 2

Levies provide staff that students need

Did you know that state tax dollars only provide enough funding for two school nurses to serve all 19 Richland School District schools? And only half the staff needed to serve the district’s hundreds of students with disabilities? RSD’s EP&O levy fills the gap in paying these staff members, along with social workers, school psychologists, security staff, in-school community advocates and more.


Psychologists paid for with the levy.

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School Nurses paid for with the levy.

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Social Workers paid for with the levy.

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Renewal Approval

Thank you to our community for your long-standing history of approving Richland School District levies! Local levies require a simple majority to pass.

Levy Renewal Approval chart


Frequently Asked Questions About The Levies