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SUMNER SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 320 Proposition No. 1

Replacement Educational Programs and Operation LevyThe Board of Directors of Sumner School District No. 320 adopted Resolution No. 8/17-18 concerning a proposition for a replacement levy for education. If approved, Proposition No. 1 will authorize the District to meet the educational needs of its students by levying the following excess taxes, replacing an expiring levy, on all taxable property within the District, for support of the District’s educational programs and operation expenses not funded by the state of Washington:Collection Year Estimated Levy Rate/$1,000 Assessed ValueLevy Amount2019 $1.50 $20,000,000 2020 $1.50 $24,000,000 all as provided in Resolution No. 8/17-18. Explanatory StatementPassage of Proposition 1 would help Sumner School District fund educational programs and operation, including, but not limited to: additional staff for instruction, supervision and safety; teacher training and development; extracurricular programs; part of student transportation (staff and fuel costs); building maintenance, materials and supplies; textbooks, classroom supplies and library materials; and other educational programs and operations expenses.The proposed two-year levy will replace the District’s current levy approved by the voters in 2014 that expires at the end of 2018. Passage of this proposition would authorize the collection of taxes to provide up to $20,000,000 in 2019 and up to $24,000,000 in 2020. The tax levy rates required to produce these levy amounts are estimated to be $1.50 per $1,000 of assessed value. Based on recent changes to state law that reduce the District’s educational programs and operation levy, overall tax rates for combined District levies will decrease starting in 2019.Exemptions from taxes may be available to certain homeowners. To determine if you qualify, call the Pierce County Assessor at 253.798.2169.
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