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Tukwila School District No. 406
Proposition No. 2
Renewal Technology and Capital Projects Levy

The Board of Directors of Tukwila School District No. 406 adopted Resolution No. 897 authorizing a renewal levy for technology and capital projects. This proposition would authorize the District to acquire and install technology equipment and infrastructure to better prepare students for careers of tomorrow, improve school facilities, and make safety and energy efficiency upgrades, by levying the following excess taxes, renewing an expiring levy, on all taxable property within the District:

Collection Year Estimated Levy Rate/$1,000 Assessed Value Levy Amount
2021 $0.75 $3,350,000
2022 $0.71 $3,350,000
2023 $0.67 $3,350,000
2024 $0.64 $3,350,000

all as provided in Resolution No. 897. Should this proposition be approved?

Yes

No

Passage of Proposition No. 2 would allow the Tukwila School District to renew an existing levy that will expire at the end of calendar year 2020. These funds would be deposited in the District’s Capital Projects Fund to pay for technology infrastructure, computers and other hardware, software, online subscriptions, applications, licensing and related implementation costs. These technology improvements will allow the District to stay-up to date to better prepare students for the careers of tomorrow and ensure technology systems are safe, secure and reliable. To provide and enhance quality learning environments, the renewal levy will also fund critical school repairs, energy efficiency upgrades, major systems (such as, heat pumps and lighting systems), equipment upgrades and replacements, and site safety and security upgrades. Further information is available on the District’s website at www.tukwilaschools.org.

The proposed four-year renewal technology and capital projects levy would authorize collection of taxes of $3,350,000 each year from 2021 through 2024. The tax levy rate required to produce these levy amounts is estimated to be $0.75 per $1,000 of assessed value in 2021, $0.71 in 2022, $0.67 in 2023 and $0.64 in 2024. Exemptions from taxes may be available to homeowners who are 61 or older, or disabled, and who meet certain income requirements. For more information, call the King County Department of Assessments 206.296.3920

The School Technology and Capital Projects levy is Not a new tax. It Renews the current technology levy expiring in 2020.  Tukwila School District relies on these funds for technology learning that is not supported by other revenue sources. 

The passage of this levy will benefit every student by upgrading and expanding technology in classrooms to keep pace with technological advancements. Students will develop 21st Century technology skills required for college, careers and the workforce.  Staff will receive training on how to effectively use new technology tools to enhance technology and project based learning experiences in their classrooms. Students need this levy to meet the K-12 Technology standards and be competitive with our surrounding districts. 

These Renewal levies are Endorsed by: Tukwila Education Association, Tukwila Classified Education Association, Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce, Tukwila Children’s Foundation, Rep. Steve Bergquist, Rep. Zack Hudgins, Sen. Bob Hasegawa, Tukwila Mayor Allan Ekberg, Tukwila City Council Members: Verna Seal, Zak Idan, Kate Kruller, De’Sean Quinn, Kathy Hougarty, Thomas McLeod, Tukwila City Council Member-Elect Cynthia Delostrinos Johnson, Edna Morris, Pat Larson, Ron Lamb, Pam Carter, Sharon Nakata, Joe Duffie, Katrina Dohn, and Will Gillispie.

 
Submitted by: Riley Haggard, Pat Larson, Joe Duffie, yestukwilaschools@gmail.com

No statement submitted.

Statements in favor of and in opposition to a ballot measure are submitted by committees appointed by the jurisdiction. No persons came forward to serve on the committee and to write a statement in opposition. If you would like to be involved with a committee in the future please contact the jurisdiction.

Simple majority (Wash. Const. art. VII, §2(a))

For questions about this measure, contact: Greg Woodard, Chief Financial Officer, (206) 901-8010, woodardg@tukwila.wednet.edu

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