Woodland School Board will ask community for levy OK



Woodland voters will be asked to vote early next year on a levy that would provide the school district with money for staff, technology and extracurricular activities such as athletics and arts, district officials said.

The Woodland School Board approved a two-year levy Monday night that would provide for $150,000 increases each year on the current $3.1 million levy. The proposed levy in 2013 would be $3.25 million, for instance.

The levy provides an estimated 16 percent of the district’s budget for school operations, supplying money not otherwise provided by state or federal governments for “basic” education. Voters will take to the polls between Jan. 27 and Feb. 14.

School officials note the Woodland School District has the fourth-lowest school tax rates in the region, with only Castle Rock, Kalama and Ridgefield being lower.

Residents can get more information about the levy by contacting Superintendent Michael Green at greenm@woodlandschools.org or 360-814-2700 or visiting the school district’s website at Woodland Public Schools.