Levy Information

Levy Amount: $1,497,371

State law requires schools to levy an amount, NOT a rate. Therefore, the amount remains the same regardless of what the assessed valuation does, but the rate per thousand varies according to the current year property valuation within the school district boundaries.

LEVY MONEY SUPPORTS
levy money
  • Technology program: equipment, repairs, software, and technology technician position
  • Read At Home Month (K through 6)
  • School Nurse
  • Two classified positions - Secretary/Custodian
  • Maintenance (building and grounds): equipment, irrigation, materials for repairs, roofing materials, flooring materials, painting, plumbing replacement, and energy conservation
  • College in the High School
  • Library books and supplies
  • Academic Contests
  • All co-curricular activities: athletics (football, wrestling, volleyball, basketball, track and field, cross country, tennis, baseball, golf, softball, soccer and cheerleaders), advisors, coaches, supervision, supplies, and transportation.
  • Science contests, fairs and activities
  • Substitutes
  • Music program supplies and contests
  • Safety and Security training and equipment
  • Custodial supplies
  • Vocational program supplies
  • Dropout Prevention Programs
  • Insurance for facilities and equipment
  • Career/Life Skill Exploration activities and curriculum
  • 6th Grade Camp
  • Lunch and breakfast program beyond state reimbursement
  • Curriculum supplies, materials, textbooks, and equipment
  • Classroom supplies/materialsM
  • Read At Home Month (K through 6)
  • School Nurse
  • Two classified positions - Secretary/Custodian
  • College in the High School
  • Library books and supplies
  • Academic Contests
  • Science contests, fairs and activities
  • Substitutes
  • Criminal Justice Class
  • Safety and Security training and equipment
  • Custodial supplies
  • Dropout Prevention Programs
  • Career/Life Skill Exploration activities and curriculum
  • Lunch and breakfast program beyond state reimbursement
  • Classroom supplies/materials

SCHOOL FUNDING CHANGES

School funding is currently in a time of transition.
New rules and laws are changing how money may
be collected to fund school districts. Educational
House Bill 2242 was passed last legislative session,
it proposes limiting the amount of local levy money
to be collected by school districts and adding an
additional state tax to offset the limitation of levy
collection to fund schools. This is being called the
"levy swap." Many believe that changes to HB 2242
may occur during this current legislative session,
which will determine the allowed amount for levy collection.

FACTS ABOUT THE LEVY

  • The levy is designed to sustain the current direction and operations of the programs currently offered by Oroville School District.
  • The levy will replace the current M & O levy that expires at the end of 2018.
  • Levies provide communities an opportunity to help set educational priorities for our children.
  • Oroville currently runs a replacement levy every two years.
  • Senior Citizens (61 years or older) may pay no levy costs if they qualify by income.
WHAT DOLLAR

All of the local levy collected stays in Oroville schools and is used to support our local needs.

WHAT DOLLAR AMOUNT IS BEING REQUESTED?

Proposed

2019-2020: $1,497,371.00 @ $2.72/$1,000 assessed value

MAIL-IN BALLOT

Your ballot will be mailed to you around January 24, 2018. Ballots must be returned to the County Auditor's Office in Okanogan, WA by 4:00 PM, on February 13, 2018. Ballots can be mailed, but will need to be postmarked no later than February 13, 2018.