Over the years, the Selah School District has valued the support of its community. Again, the District is turning to the Selah community as it places a two-year Enrichment Levy request on the February 9, 2021, election ballot.
Know about the "first facts" of the February 9, 2021, Enrichment Levy.
The District is asked this question all the time. Levies are for Learning; Bonds are for Buildings.
LEVY stands for LEARNING and the staffing and materials which contribute to quality educational opportunities for students.
Levy Equalization is additional funding the State provides property poor districts (areas with a lower tax base) when passing levies.
Funds generated by the Levy impact student learning and well-being.
Throughout this last year, Enrichment Levy funds approved in 2019, have been valuable to students and families during the COVID pandemic but the need to prepare for the future is necessary.
Although school has looked different since last March, funding generated from the Levy has continued to be spent on academic, safety and other supports for Selah students.
In looking at Selah's proposal, the collection rate is projected at $1.55 per $1,000.
Let's take a look at the Levy collection rate and how that impacts Selah schools.
A look at how levy funding is utilized in the Selah School District.
If the Levy does not pass, the reality is the District will lose local tax dollars, in addition to State Levy Equalization funding.
If you are a senior citizen or a disabled person, you may be exempt from part or all of property taxes.
If you want to vote, be familiar with the various voter registration deadlines.
Wondering about the election ballot? Know the ballot timeline.