In February of 2014, voters approved a four year maintenance and operations levy and a capital projects levy for technology. In April of 2015, voters approved an additional three year capital projects levy for repairs and new construction. The total cost of these three levies is $2.55 per thousand of assessed property value for each year. Thank you voters for your support! It has made a tremendous impact on our ability to provide “High Levels of Learning for All Students.”
At the end of 2018, each levy is scheduled to expire and once again provide the opportunity for registered voters to determine the amount of school levy support. As such, the Coupeville School Board of Directors continues to carefully analyze levy expenditures and how they are used to improve and sustain quality programs. It is expected that the capital projects levy for repairs and new construction, Phases 1-3 will no longer be needed and therefore reduce taxation by at least $.85 per thousand annually. The legislature has also decreased the amount Coupeville School District may levy for maintenance and operations from $1.55 to $1.50 per thousand.
Looking ahead, Coupeville School District estimates a need for continued levy support in the following areas:
- Student activities including all extra-curricular programs
- Class size reduction
- Advanced STEM and CTE programs
- Elementary art and music
- Student safety and support
- Ongoing maintenance and preservation of facilities
- Technology: hardware, software, training, and support
Please note that the decision to levy and the amount is established by the Board of Directors in a public meeting and through voted resolution. It is anticipated that such a vote will soon be forthcoming with an estimated public election ballot in the month of February 2018. If the Board of Directors chooses and votes to levy, informational documents and additional public meetings will be scheduled by the superintendent and volunteer campaign organization.
If you have questions, please feel free to contact the office of the superintendent or business office at Coupeville School District, (360)678-2400.