Tumwater School District Levy Increase (February 2012)

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A Tumwater School District Levy Renewal measure was on the February 14, 2012 ballot in the Tumwater school district area which is in Thurston County.

This measure was approved

  • YES 5,585 (61.17%)Approveda
  • NO 3,545 (38.83%)[1]

This measure asked residents for further maintenance and operational money for the school district. The school board had hosted an informational meeting on September 8 in order to get resident's feedback on how much the levy should be, how long should it last and if technology upgrades should be included with this measure or should be asked separately. The school district noted that it had not asked for money in years and hope that residents would support school funding now. They voted on the issue on September 22.[2]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

The Board of Directors of Tumwater School District No. 33 adopted Resolution No. 03-11-12 concerning a proposition to levy property taxes. This proposition authorizes the District to levy the following excess taxes, to replace an expiring levy, on all taxable property within the District, to support the District's educational maintenance and operations: Collection years: 2013-2016; Approximate Levy Rate/$1,000 Assessed Value: $3.18, $3.26, $3.29, $3.29; Levy Amount: $13,000,000, $13,600,000, $14,140,000, $14,710,000. Should this proposition be approved?[3][4]

Additional reading


  1. Thurston County Elections, Current Election Results
  2. The Olympian, "Levy forum to seek input," September 6, 2011
  3. Thurston County Elections, February Sample Ballot
  4. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.