Investing in Our Students is Investing in Our Community
In February, voters will have the opportunity to renew our Educational Programs and Operations (EP&O) Replacement Levy.
Each year, Kent School District invests an average of $12,321 per student. If the replacement levy is approved by voters, this funding continues and will ensure all students in Kent School District have the same opportunities regardless of abilities, backgrounds, or family income to learn, grow, and succeed.
How will the EP&O affect taxes?
The combined local school tax rate will remain stable at approximately $3.83 over the next two years.
How much will be collected?
The proposed two-year, renewal EP & O levy rate is $2.15 per $1000 in assessed home valuation.
The maximum amount that can be collected is:
- 2021: $69,000,000
- 2022: $76,250,000
What does the Replacement EP&O levy pay for?
- Student safety and school security
- Career readiness programs including opportunities for exploration, acceleration, and remediation in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM)
- Bullying prevention and social emotional learning programs
- Educational support for students with special needs
- Daily operations to support for clean, healthy, and well-maintained schools and classrooms
- Professional development for teachers, paraeducators, principals, and educational support staff
- Essential staff like classroom teachers, nurses, counselors, social workers, and bus drivers not fully funded by the state
Remember to Vote by February 11
Look for your ballot in the mail on or around January 22, 2020!
If you haven’t registered to vote, or don’t know how to register, please visit our website for more information. We also have voter registration forms available in the school office.