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    Kettle Falls Educational Programs & Operations Levy

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    Capital Levy for Security/Technology 

     
     

    February 12, 2019

     

    Replacement Educational Programs & Operations Levy ($1.50)

     
    The purpose of an Educational Programs and Operations (EP&O) levy is to provide general operating funds that supplement state and federal funding for public schools. Levies were intended to provide for extras beyond basic education, but have become a significant funding source for most school districts due to diminishing funding from the state and federal government. The Kettle Falls School Board of Directors will place a four year Educational Programs and Operations levy renewal before the voters on February 12, 2019. The replacement of the existing School Maintenance and Operations Levy authorizes a four-year levy starting at $859,602 and ending at $1,023,157 per year, depending on our assessed evaluation increasing over the next four years. The tax rate per $1,000 of assessed property value will be limited to $1.50. 

     

    Capital Levy for Security/Technology Levy ($.49)

     
    The purpose of the capital levy for Technology/Security is to pay for security and technology equipment including hardware and software. Although cameras have been installed in each building, there are limited outdoor cameras at the High School. Like the High School, we are also planning on installing a doorbell camera at the Middle School. The funds for technology will pay for educational software and scheduled network and security hardware and software upgrades. The Security/Technology Levy authorizes a four-year levy ($306,908 per year). The tax rate per $1,000 of assessed property value will not be more than $.49.

     
     


     

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    Remember that the 2020-2023 Educational Programs & Operations (EP&O) levy replaces the current levy. 
     

    *The 2016-2019 rate was $3.02 per $1,000. The 2020-2023 rate will be $1.99, or a difference of $1.03. 

     
    This levy would pay for the addition of music, curriculum, technology, transportation, maintenance, staffing, and lower K-2 class sizes. 
     
     

     

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  • Educational Programs & Operations Levy (EP&O)

     
    The purpose of an Educational Programs and Operations (EP&O) levy is to provide general operating funds that supplement state and federal funding for public schools. Levies were intended to provide for extras beyond basic education, but have become a significant funding source for most school districts due to diminishing funding from the state and federal government.
     
    The District EP&O Levy
    • Replaces the current levy, which will expire at the end of 2019
    • Authorizes collection for four years of an annual levy for general operations for each year
    • Provides 17% of the funding for the general operations of Kettle Falls School District
    • Requires a 50% plus 1 vote to pass
    • Will expire at the end 2023 
     
    What the levy pays for:
    • Bridges the gap between state and federal funding and the actual cost to run a school district
    • 55% of levy dollars go towards staff costs
    • Classroom supplies and textbooks
    • Extracurricular activities and athletics
    • Music Program
    • Technology
    • Security
     
    How much will the renewal EP&O levy cost?
    The EP&O levy authorizes a four-year levy starting at $859,602 and ending at $1,023,157 per year, depending on our assessed evaluation increasing over the next four years. The tax rate per $1,000 of assessed property value will be limited to $1.50.
     
     
    How much will the Security/Technology levy cost?
    The Security/Technology Levy authorizes a four-year levy ($306,908 per year). The tax rate per $1,000 of assessed property value will not be more than $.49.
     
     
    Does everyone have to pay for the levy? 
    Senior citizens age 61 or older may be eligible for an exemption on all or part of levy taxes. For more information on discounts and exemptions, please call your county assessor (Stevens County Assessor: 509-684-6161, or Ferry County Assessor: 509-775-5205).