2022 Educational Programs & Operations Levy

Thank you, Voters!

On February 8, 2022, local voters approved Waitsburg School District's two-year Educational Programs & Operations (EP&O) Levy. This replacement levy is NOT a new tax - it replaces the expiring EP&O Levy last approved by voters in 2020.

2022 Levy Quick Facts

  • A levy is a locally-approved tax based on property values

  • Waitsburg’s 2022 replacement levy is not a new tax

  • The levy pays for educational programs not fully funded by the state, including smaller class sizes, athletics, extra-curricular activities, classified and certificated staffing, after-school programs, transportation costs, technology, maintenance and operations, nutrition services, and much more.

  • The total collection amount for the 2022 EP&O Levy is $731,953 (collected in 2023) and $761,218 (in 2024)

  • The proposed levy rate is $3.50* per $1,000 assessed value

* NOTE:  Waitsburg voters approved the levy rate of $3.50 in 2020.  Due to the current “levy lid” established by Washington State, it is likely that Waitsburg’s tax rate will decrease to $2.50.

Levies are for Learning!

A Levy is a local property tax passed by the voters of a school district that generates revenue to fund programs and services that the state does not pay for as part of “basic education.”  Waitsburg School District runs a replacement levy every two years. In Waitsburg, levy dollars help pay for:

  • Smaller class sizes

  • Athletics

  • Extra-curricular activities

  • Classified and certificated staffing

  • After-school programs

  • Transportation costs

  • Technology

  • Maintenance and operations

  • Nutrition services

  • And more…