2018 Replacement Educational & Operations Levy

2018 Replacement Educational Programs & Operations Levy 
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WVSD is running a Replacement Educational Programs and Operations Levy to replace the current levy that expires at the end of 2018. The Four-Year Levy will run on February 13, 2018 and will provide operational funds for the years 2019-2022. This will REPLACE the expiring levy and pay for existing high quality programs and services for students for four years (2019, 2020, 2021, 2022). 

 

What does the Educational Programs and Operations Levy Pay For?The REPLACEMENT Educational Programs and Operations Levy helps maintain the current educational programs as well as fund all extracurricular activities (athletics, band, choir, student activities). Extracurricular activities depend entirely on the passage of this levy. Under the new Washington State school funding formula the REPLACEMENT levy rate is reduced to $1.50/$1000 of assessed value.

How about Levy Equalization, or Local Effort Assistance? Will the District still receive these funds?
Yes. In fact the District will receive the Levy amount as well as well as around $4.0 million from the State in Levy Equalization, or Local Effort Assistance Funds. We only receive these funds upon passage of the Levy.

“How has West Valley School District performed, or in other words – What am I getting for my tax dollars?”

  • In 2017, West Valley was admitted to the Digital Promise League of Innovative Schools, joining 92 other districts across the United States.
  • In 2017, West Valley has been recognized as Innovative District by International Center for Leadership in Education.
  • WVJH leads the State of Washington for the Highest Pass Percentage for Microsoft Certification for all Washington Middle/Junior High Schools.
  • West Valley has been recognized as Boeing Model School for alignment for Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Council work.
  • West Valley is the Washington State Model for In-School Apprenticeships and was highlighted at the Western Governor’s Council.
  • West Valley has been recognized as one of Washington State’s Top 5% School Districts?
  • West Valley had all six elementary schools received Washington Achievement Awards in the past six years.
  • West Valley was a College Board AP Honor Roll District for Advanced Placement participation in 2014 and 2015.
  • In 2013, WVJH School was named as the only junior high in WA State as a STEM Lighthouse Award Winner.
  • The percentage of 8th graders in Algebra has risen from 23% in 2011 to 35% in 2018. 
  • West Valley HS Seniors enrolled in Advanced Science has steadily increased from 21% to 52% from 2011 to 2018?
  • West Valley HS Seniors enrolled in Advanced Math has steadily increased from 43% to 64% from 2011 to 2018?
  • West Valley SD has a Nationally-recognized Pre-K Initiative to enhance the collaboration between Preschool and K?
  • West Valley SD has received recognition for Energy Cost Savings to the tune of $200,000 +?
  • West Valley SD has saved taxpayers over $4 million by refinancing bond debt over the past six years.
  • Moody’s Investment Service rates West Valley School District’s credit position as good. The Aa3 rating shows a very healthy financial position.