Eatonville School District Levy Replacement (April 2012)

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AnEatonville School District Levy Replacement measure was on the April 17, 2012 ballot in the Eatonville school district area which is in Lewis and Pierce Counties.

This measure was approved

  • YES 1,481 (52.37%)Approveda
  • NO 1,347 (47.63%)[1]

This measure sought to replace the current school levy which is set to expire with one set at a rate of $3.65 per $1,000 of assessed value for a period of two years in order to continue to pay for education programs and operational costs in the district.[2]

The News Tribune had given its endorsement to this measure noting that the money was needed to ensure that teachers remain and that school programs continue at their current level for students.[3]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

The Board of Directors of Eatonville School District No. 404 adopted Resolution No. 601 concerning a proposition to partially fund the District’s educational programs. If approved, Proposition No. 1 would authorize the District to levy the following excess taxes, in place of an expiring levy, on all taxable property within the District, to pay a portion of the District’s educational program and operations expenses: Collection Year: 2013-2014; Approximate Levy rate Per $1,000 of Assessed Value: $3.65; Levy Amount: $4,541,940. All as provided in Resolution No. 601. Should Proposition No. 1 be approved?[4]