2020 Renewal EP&O Levy
When Our Schools Are Strong, Our Community Thrives
The Kent School District (KSD) Renewal Educational Program & Operations (EP&O) Levy measure on the ballot for the February 11, 2020 election replaces the current levy expiring in December 2020.
The renewal EP&O Levy supports educational programs, student learning and staffing. Since 1984 Kent School District has operated with local levy support for education programs and operations.
Investing in Our Students is Investing in Our Community
Each year Kent School District spends an average of $12,231 per student.
Our local levy and bond dollars, when approved by voters, provide funds that stay in our district and help our students.
A stable tax rate for our community that also addresses the educational needs of all students in Kent School District was a primary goal of planning the renewal levy for the February 11, 2020 election.
Having good schools and facilities has a positive effect on our neighborhoods. Better schools help build a stronger community, which will improve our quality of life, keep crime down, and help increase the value of our homes.
Funds from the EP&O Levy Benefit All Students
All students should be given the same opportunities regardless of their abilities, backgrounds, or family income. This funding will ensure all students in Kent School District have the same opportunities to learn, grow and succeed.
Local levy funding allows us to provide the quality education our community expects for our children, which goes beyond the minimum funded by the state.
The Renewal Educational Program & Operations Levy helps 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 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
Attend an Informational Levy Meeting in January
Join us for one (or both!) of our upcoming informational meetings about the Renewal Educational Program & Operations (EP&O) Levy measure on the ballot for the February 11, 2020 election.
- January 23 from 10:00-11:30 a.m. at the King County Library System (KCLS) Kent Panther Lake Library (20500 108th Ave SE, Kent)
- January 27 from 5:00-6:30 p.m. at the Golden Steer Steak 'N' Rib House (23826 104th Ave SE, Kent)
We hope you are able to attend as there will be an opportunity to ask questions after we provide important information about the renewal levy.
If you are unable to attend, please find more information on the Kent School District website.
- General information
- Tax information
- Answers to frequently asked questions
- Voter registration information
- Informational flyers in English, Punjabi, Somali, Spanish, Ukrainian, and Vietnamese
Get More Information
Kent School District shares levy information on the district website, mails a levy brochure to all community residents and will hold community meetings.
Vote by February 11
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