Two replacement levies on Feb. 8 ballot impact every TPS neighborhood school

Every child, regardless of background, deserves a quality education and the opportunity to reach their full potential. Tacoma Public Schools is committed to providing that high-quality education in every school so all students – regardless of background or neighborhood – can do just that.

Soon, voters will have an important choice to make on:

  • Proposition 1: The Educational Programs & Operations replacement levy, and
  • Proposition 2: The Technology Improvements & Upgrades replacement levy.

The election is Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022, although voters will receive ballots as soon as Jan. 21.

What will these levies fund?
If approved, Proposition 1 would fund 15% of the school district’s daily operations and maintenance, including about 500 staff members, including teachers, counselors, nurses and paraeducators. Improved accessibility for students and staff with disabilities would also be provided by the levy, along with funding arts, athletics and after-school programs.

Proposition 2 would fund expanded technology access and laptops for every K-12 student and staff member to use at school and at home. It would also provide increased computer safety, security and privacy protection for all students and staff.

Both levies would replace expiring levies that impact every Tacoma Public Schools’ student in every neighborhood.

Please remember to vote in the Feb. 8 election.

TPS Media Contact

Kathryn McCarthy, Strategic Communications and Marketing Manager | 253-571-1015 |

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