The Washougal School District Board of Education voted to run a replacement educational programs and operations levy and capital levy on the Feb. 14 special election ballot.
The two levies are three-year funding measures that would replace existing levies when they expire on Dec. 31, 2023. These are not new taxes.
For the educational programs and operations levy, the district is requesting authorization for $9.5 million for collection in 2024, $10.5 million for collection in 2025, and $11.5 million for collection in 2026. The levy, which accounts for 14 percent of the district’s overall budget, provides funding for electives and extracurricular activities like athletics, textbooks and additional staffing wages.
For the capital projects levy, the district is requesting authorization for $950,000 for collection in 2024, $3.95 million for collection in 2025, and $4.15 million for collection in 2026. The levy would provide funding for revamped security measures and technology across the district, as well as a roof replacement at Washougal High School.
More information on both measures is available on the Washougal School District website.