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    Frequently Asked Questions

    February 8, 2022 Levy Renewals

    We'll continue to add questions and answers, as needed.

General Facts - Why School Levies are Needed

  • What Snoqualmie Valley school measures are on the Feb. 8 ballot? 

  • Are these new taxes?

  • Have Snoqualmie Valley voters supported school levies?

  • Why does the district have to ask local voters to approve levies?  Doesn’t the state pay for schools?

  • Do other districts in Washington State have levies?

  • What’s the return on investment from our levies in Snoqualmie Valley?

Proposition 1: Educational Programs & Operations (EP&O) Replacement Levy

  • Why does the district need an Educational Programs and Operations (EP&O) levy?

  • What will the EP&O Replacement Levy pay for?

  • How will the EP&O Levy funds be used?

  • How much of the district’s total budget depends on the levy? 

Proposition 2: Technology Replacement Levy

  • In general, what would the replacement Technology Levy pay for?

  • What are some specific examples of how the Tech Levy is used?

  • Why does the district need a Technology levy?

  • How will the Tech Levy funds be used?

  • Is the Technology Levy a new tax?

Proposed Levy Costs

  • What is the cost of the proposed levies combined?

  • When assessed values go up, does the district get more money than what is proposed?

  • How were the amounts determined for the replacement levies?  

  • How does our CURRENT levy funding compare to neighboring school districts?

  • How do the PROPOSED levies compare to neighboring school districts?

  • Why are the levy amounts increasing?

  • What do you mean by programs that are “underfunded” by the state?

  • What are some other “underfunded” positions?

  • I see more school funding than just the local levies on my tax bill. What’s that all about?

  • How do our current and proposed tax rates compare with the past 10 years?

  • How do I calculate the impact of the replacement levies on my local taxes?

Voter Registration & Election Resources

  • How can I register to vote?

  • Is the February election mail-in only?

  • Where can I submit my ballot?

  • Are there any tax exemptions for senior citizens or disabled persons?

Educational Funding Information

  • What is meant by “Basic Education” in our state?

  • Does the state dictate how levies are used?

  • What is the difference between a bond and a levy?

  • Will the district need to run another bond to build more schools anytime soon?

  • What happens when district levies fail?