San Juan Island School District Capital and Technology Levy February 11, 2020
View the full list of capital projects and technology levy requests at this link.
Capital Projects and Technology Levy Facts (mailer) link.
See the current Capital Projects and Technology Update, January 2020, at this link.
The San Juan Island School District will be asking for voter support this coming February 11, 2020 in a special election for reauthorization of the Capital and Technology levy for the years 2021-2024. The Capital and Technology levy provides funding for capital improvements, major facility repairs, and technology equipment, implementation, and support.
“Basic education funding” provided by the State of Washington does not provide any funds for school district capital facility improvements or technology. The District’s general fund, funded through state basic education dollars and the local Educational Programs and Operations (EP&O) levy, pays for the daily operating expenses and minor repairs of our facilities.
“Capital and Technology funds” are necessary to handle major repairs, system replacements, and improvement of facilities as well as educational and support systems provided through technology. For the current levy, voters approved $0.46 per $1,000.00.
The district is asking voters to approve a four-year levy of $0.39 per $1,000.00 assessed value, an approximate annual cost of $195.99 for a home assessed at $500,000.00. The new proposed rate is less than the current levy rate.
Approval of this levy provides for the continuing excellence of our school facilities and sustains the delivery of a first rate education supported by a strategic replacement schedule for technology systems and devices.
Further, this capital and technology levy continues to assure that a greater portion of the general fund is directed to sustaining high quality instruction and reasonable class sizes.
If you have questions, please call Superintendent Kari McVeigh at the District Office at 378-4133.