February 8, 2022 Election

Every child, regardless of background, deserves the opportunity to reach their full potential

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Levy
Replacement of two levies to support every student

Proposition 1: Education Programs & Operations Levy Replacement

Counselor and student

Funds 15% of day-to-day operations

Teachers, Books and Basics

  • Teachers, nurses, counselors, librarians, paraeducators and special needs staff – equaling about 500 staff members
  • Up-to-date textbooks and instructional materials and textbooks, including math and reading, to bring all students up to grade level

Educational Programs for Every Child in Every Neighborhood

  • Special needs programs and improved accessibility for students and staff with disabilities
  • Pre-school and after-school programs
  • Programs for high-achieving students and college credit-level courses for all students
  • Arts, music, athletics, extracurricular programs, and career and technical education programs

Health, Safety & Security

  • Upgrades to deteriorating plumbing, heating and ventilation systems to maintain clean air and safe water
  • Upgrades to aging roofs and buildings, seismic upgrades and earthquake safety
  • Improvements to school safety, security and fire alarm systems and 911 communications

Proposition 2: Technology Improvements & Upgrades Levy Replacement

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Technology access for all K-12 students

Access to Technology & Up-to-Date Learning for Every K-12 student

  • Expanded technology access and laptops for every K-12 student and staff member to use at school and at home.
  • Staff training and up-to-date computer software and online learning tools for teachers and students

Safety, Security and Privacy Protection

  • Increased computer safety, security and privacy protection for all students and staff

Keeping Students on Track

  • Online systems for students, teachers and parents to monitor academic progress, attendance, homework, and credits, keeping  students on track for high school graduation

 


 

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Not a tax rate increase

  • Props. 1 and 2 are both 4-year replacement measures of expiring levies that cover the basic day-to-day operations, maintenance and technology needs for every neighborhood school.
     
  • If Props. 1 and 2 pass, the average four-year tax rate for Tacoma schools is projected to decrease due to rising property values (from $2.72 per $1,000 to $2.63 per $1,000 of assessed value*).
     
  • The cost to the average Tacoma homeowner is projected to be about $13 more per month ($9.43 per month for Prop. 1 Operations levy and $3.63 for Prop. 2 Technology levy.)


*The average home value in Tacoma in February 2021 was $352,322, according to the the Pierce County Assessor-Treasurer.

Proposition 1 funds 15% of daily school operations, and Proposition 2 provides access to technology in all neighborhood schools

Propositions 1 and 2 are 4-year replacements of expiring levies to fund educational progress, basic day-to-day operations, maintenance and technology for every neighborhood school


 

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