- 2024 Levy Facts
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- Frequently Asked Questions
- Submit Questions/ Feedback
- Guidelines for School Districts In Election Campaigns
How Do I Contact The Yes For Yakima Kids Committee?
The Yakima School District, according to PDC guidelines, can only share factual information regarding the levy. Should you want to serve on the Yes for Yakima Kids Committee, please contact the chair, Mayra Arreola, at YesForYakimaKids509@gmail.com.
EP&O Levy Approved By Board of Directors
The Assistant Superintendent of Finance made a proposal to the Board of Directors on July 25, 2023, to authorize a Special Election for Educational Programs and Operations Replacement Levy for February 13, 2024. The Board of Directors approved a Replacement Educational Programs and Operations (EP&O) that will be on the ballot for February 13, 2024.
- What is a school levy?
- Are school levies the same as bonds?
- Do levies raise my taxes a lot?
- Does the school really need the money?
- Do levies only benefit certain groups of students?
- Are levies a permanent tax?
- Does voting 'yes' for a levy mean other services will lose funding?
- Do levies only support academics?
- Do all schools get the same amount of money?
- Are school levies a way to cover poor financial management?
- Can schools just get grants for what they need?
- Are levies used to pay for administrative salaries?
- Teachers get paid enough; are levies extra?
- Do levies lead to wasteful spending?
- If the levy fails, it's not a big deal; won't the schools adjust?
- If my home's value increases, will the school levy tax also increase?
At the time of the vote, the taxes are set community-wide. The amount each taxpayer will pay is based on their home’s assessed value. If your home's value increases or decreases, the levy amount could change for you, but the levied amount for the community as a whole remains fixed. The amount you pay for the school levy is stable unless a new levy is passed that changes the rate. “Good schools make home values better.”