Replacement Levy Information -
February 8, 2022
Following School Board approval on November 9, 2021, the Riverview School District will be placing two four-year replacement levies on the February 8, 2022 ballot.
As replacement levies, these levy propositions, with voter approval, will replace expiring four-year levies approved by voters in 2018. These new levy propositions are not new taxes. Rather, they simply replace levies which are expiring and require a simple majority of voter approval (50%).
Levies are crucial in maintaining the services, educational opportunities, technology, and staffing required for our students to achieve success. School districts rely on levies to fill in the "gaps" between what the state does and does not directly fund. Every four years, the Riverview School District, and districts across the state, ask voters to renew levies to continue maintaining opportunities to provide educational experiences our students, staff, and families expect and deserve.
For the Riverview School District, levies make up approximately 18% of our annual operating budget.
Proposition #1: Four-year Replacement Levy - Educational Programs and Operations (EP&O)
Proposition No. 1 would allow the Riverview School District to replace an existing Educational Programs and Operations levy that will expire at the end of calendar year 2022. The taxes collected by this replacement levy will be used to pay expenses of educational programs and operations that are not fully funded by the State of
Washington, including, but not limited to, nurses, special education, counselors, safety and security, instructional materials, athletics and extracurricular activities, specialized programs, transportation, instructional staff, maintenance of facilities, and other non-capital expenses necessary in the operation of the school district.
Proposition #2: Four-year Replacement Levy - Technology Capital Projects
Proposition No. 2 would allow the Riverview School District to replace an expiring Technology and Capital Project levy that will expire at the end of calendar year 2022. This levy would be used to pay for learning technology (software licensing, student devices, classroom upgrades), enhance school safety and network infrastructure, sustain necessary technology staffing, provide training related to the integration of technology, support ongoing maintenance and building improvements, addition of portable classrooms, and shall make other capital project expenditures as found necessary by the School Board of Directors.