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Steilacoom Historical School District No. 1

What is the Educational Programs and Operations Levy?

 

The Educational Programs and Operations (EP&O) Levy is the only locally approved ballot measure that directly pays for classroom and operational needs such as transportation, safety and security, special education, curriculum, extra-curricular activities and staff. 

What does the levy support?

 

  • Transport students safely to and from school
  • Provide additional educational services for students with special needs
  • Pay for qualified substitute teachers
  • Pay for educational technology students need to succeed tomorrow
  • Pay for keeping schools and grounds SAFE, functional and clean
  • Pay for staff training and Professional Development
  • Pay for all student programs and activities
  • Reduce class size

What if the levy failed?

 

  • Larger Classes in All Schools
  • Fewer Teachers and Para-Educators
  • Cutbacks on Athletics and Extra-Curricular Activities
  • Cutbacks in Fine Arts Programs (e.g. Band and Choir)
  • Cutbacks in Field Trips and Educational Enrichment
  • Outdated Instructional Materials

When is the election?

 

Ballots will be mailed in January 2018 and Election Day is February 13, 2018

Is there a senior citizen exemption?

 

Yes, if senior citizens meet certain eligibility requirement. For additional information contact: Pierce County Assessor-Treasurers Office - Senior Citizen and Disabled Person Property Tax Exemption or 253-798-2169.