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West Valley School District Levy Replacement (February 2012)

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A West Valley School District Levy Replacement measure was on the February 14, 2012 ballot in the West Valley school district area which is in Yakima County.

This measure was defeated

  • YES 3,735 (44.19%)
  • NO 4,718 (55.81%)Defeatedd[1]

This measure sought to replace the current school levy which is set to expire with one set at a rate of $3.59 per $1,000 of assessed property value for a further two years in order to continue to pay for general fund maintenance and operational costs in the district.[2] School officials expect further cuts from the state and this levy would have helped with those proposed losses. The Yakima Herald had given its support behind the measure, noting that the schools need to money in order to ensure continued services and opportunities for students in the district.[3]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

The Board of Directors of West Valley School District No. 208 adopted Resolution No. 11-11-583, concerning a proposition to finance maintenance and operation expenses. This proposition would authorize the District to levy the following excess taxes, in place of an expiring levy, upon all taxable property within the District, for support of the District's General Fund educational maintenance and operation expenses: Collection years: 2013-2014; Approximate Levy Rate/$1,000 Assessed Value: $3.59; Levy Amount: $8,400,00. All as specified in Resolution No. 11-11-583. Should this proposition be approved?