• Last year, the district sent out communications about the need for budget reductions because of declining enrollment and cuts to federal ESSER school funding. If we pass a levy, will that eliminate the need for reductions?

  • Are schools understaffed?

  • Why the increase from 44M levy in 2019 to 85M levy to be collected in 2025?

  • Can levy projects be changed without board notification?

  • Has the district cut school nurses and left state funding on the table?

  • Did IE cut staff and services?

  • What is happening with Mill Creek fields?

  • How many 2016 Bond and 2018 Levy projects have been completed? Have any of the projects exceeded levy funding?

  • Are the district administrators getting raises?

  • If the November 7th capital levy does not pass, what is the financial impact to the school district in 2024?

  • The district usually goes out to voters on the February ballot. Why do we have a November ballot measure this time?

  • I heard that the district did not ask for or incorporate feedback from the community after the failure of the April, 2023 Bond proposal. I also heard that the district just took the projects from the failed Bond and just put them in a capital levy. Is that true?

  • I heard that the district will have four more opportunities to “try again” and pass these levies if it fails in November. Is this true?

  • I heard that voting no on this levy will not impact school district programs until 2025. Is this correct?

  • I heard the district is overlapping or “double dipping” on two capital levies. Is this true, and will this increase my taxes?

  • What is the impact of these proposed levies on my taxes? Where can I get good information about the taxing amounts and rates resulting from this proposal?

  • I heard that the district is eligible for federal emergency relief funding under the new Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Act (ESSER). So why do you need levies?

  • What happens if property values increase?

  • What's on the November 7 ballot?

  • What will happen if the propositions do not pass?

  • How is Kent School District funded?

  • How do levy funds benefit our students?

  • Why is the EP&O for 3-years and the Capital Projects & Technology levy is for 4-years?

  • How do these levies impact my taxes?

  • Isn’t it the State’s job to fully fund education? Why are local levies even needed?

  • When is the election?

  • Who can I speak with if I have more questions or want to request a community informational presentation?

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Last Modified on October 25, 2023