School Funding Measures

Did you know K-12 education is not fully funded by the state of Washington? That is why districts like ours rely on local funding measures to bridge the gap between what the state funds and what we need to support our students, staff, and school buildings.

Funding Gap

Bonds & Levies
Bonds are for building. The state does not provide any funding for the construction, maintenance, repair, or replacement of our school buildings. That is why districts like ours rely on bonds to complete these projects. Bonds help fund modern learning spaces that support the growth of our students.

Our Facilities Advisory Committee (FAC) was convened in 2016 to review safetyFAC and security needs in our schools and have helped recommend capital projects for past capital levies and bonds. The FAC is working this year on developing recommendations for a potential 2024 bond.

Local levies. Levies provide funding for the critical day-to-day operations of the district. They fund staffing positions like nurses, counselors, paraeducators, and teachers. They also fund extracurricular activities, technology, and safety and security updates.

In 2020, our community approved a four-year Educational Programs and Operations (EP&O) levy and a Capital levy renewal. Learn how these measures are making a difference for our students here. Both levies are up for renewal in 2024.