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Voter's Pamphlet Statements

YSD seeks "For" and "Against" statement authors for February 2024 Educational Programs and Operations replacement levy

Update November 10, 2023: The due date for this solicitation has passed. Statement authors are no longer being sought. Thank you.

The Yakima School District seeks persons interested in helping write a Voters' Pamphlet statement supporting or opposing a Yakima School District Educational Programs and Operations Replacement Levy measure that will appear on the February 13, 2024, Special Election ballot.

Information about the proposed replacement levy is posted on the Levy 2024 page of the YSD Website.

State law (RCW 29A.32.280) requires that the district seek persons who want to represent the "For" and "Against" committees in the official election voters’ pamphlet. The law states in part that for each measure from a unit of local government that is included in a local voters’ pamphlet, the legislative authority of that jurisdiction “shall formally appoint a committee to prepare arguments advocating voters’ approval of the measure and shall formally appoint a committee to prepare arguments advocating voters’ rejection of the measure.”

Each committee shall have not more than three members; however, a committee may seek the advice of any person or persons. Each committee will be asked to submit a 100-word statement by December 22, 2023.

If interested in being considered by the district for appointment to either committee, please email your name, mailing address, phone number and email address to Jacob Kuper, Assistant Superintendent of Finance, at no later than 4 p.m. on Thursday, November 9, 2023.  Please indicate whether you want to participate in the Educational Programs and Operations Replacement Levy "For” or "Against” committee.

The district expects the school board to officially name the committees, assuming volunteers step forward, at its regular board meeting on November 14, 2023. If a jurisdiction fails to appoint "For" and "Against" committees by the deadline, the Auditor’s Office will seek out and, whenever possible, appoint up to three members to each committee.