February 2020 Special Election
Vashon Island School District No. 402
Proposition No. 1
Replacement of Expiring Technology and Facilities Capital Projects Levy
The Board of Directors of Vashon Island School District No. 402 approved a proposition to finance technology and school improvements in Resolution No. 778. This proposition would authorize the District to acquire and install technology equipment upgrades and make other capital improvements to and acquire equipment for school facilities, by levying the following excess taxes, in place of an expiring levy, upon all taxable property within the District:
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Should this proposition be approved?
Passage of Proposition No. 1 would authorize the Vashon Island School District to levy annually for four years excess property taxes to pay costs to acquire and install technology and equipment and operations upgrades and other capital improvements to school facilities, in place of an expiring levy. The taxes collected by this levy will be used to pay costs associated with implementing projects, including, but not limited to, acquiring, constructing and installing hardware and licensing software, online applications and training; the installation of equipment, fixtures, accessories and appurtenances, all as deemed necessary and advisable by the Board.
The proposed replacement would authorize the collection of taxes to provide $1,500,000.00 in 2021, $1,500,000.00 in 2022, $1,500,000.00 in 2023, and $1,500,000.00 in 2024. The tax levy rate required for the 2021 levy is $0.4337 per thousand dollars of estimated assessed valuation, the estimated levy rate for the 2022 levy is $0.4131 per thousand dollars of estimated assessed valuation, the estimated levy rate for the 2023 levy is $0.3972 per thousand dollars of estimated assessed valuation, and the estimated levy rate for the 2024 levy is $0.3819 per thousand dollars of estimated assessed valuation. The exact levy rate shall be adjusted based upon the actual assessed value of the property within the District at the time of the levy.
VISD continues to be a strong steward of public dollars by investing in ongoing preventative maintenance to facilities and updating vital technology systems. We must renew this levy to meet both the modern needs of students and the expectations of our community. Voting “Yes” ensures funding for technology and site development over the next four years.
This replacement levy enables VISD to preserve assets and stay current with rapidly changing technology. Recently, VISD installed energy efficient LED lighting in all three gyms, including the CES covered play area, and conducted crucial preventive maintenance on building mechanical systems. Urgent repairs to the heat pump and surge protection are also being undertaken at VHS. The next levy will enable replacement of carpet at Chautauqua as well as repainting for the three main buildings.
Technology provides critical support for students and teachers. Under our current levy, the district-wide wireless network was updated. Renewing the levy allows the district to purchase IT upgrades, next generation classroom projection, software licenses, and enhance network infrastructure. Building security enhancements will include interior and exterior cameras for VHS and LINK. Technology improvements help keep our students safe as well as competitive academically.
Please vote “Yes” for our kids!
Submitted by: Jenny Wegley, Donna Nespor, Amy Broomhall, firstname.lastname@example.org
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Simple majority (Wash. Const. art. VII, §2(a))
For questions about this measure, contact: Jodi Burwell, Executive Assistant to the Superintendent, (206) 463-8534, email@example.com