Vote by February 8th, 2022
Vote yes to support our kids, families, and schools!
Education Programs & Operations (EP&O) Levy
Vote YES to renew our commitment to quality education for our students. Our operations levy which is renewed every four years provides the funding for essential school support staff such as nurses, counselors, substitutes, health room staff, mental health professional, and campus safety staff. The operations levy also funds vital auxiliary programs such as Special Education, Preschool, Head Start and the Highly Capable, and English Learner Programs. These programs have been shown to significantly improve student learning and boost outcomes after graduating.
Technology and Capital Projects Levy
Vote YES to renew the technology and capital projects levy and ensure that all students have access to a high-quality education regardless of background or family income. Preparing students to succeed after graduation requires access to modern technology. This measure provides nearly 100% of the funding to maintain the district’s 1:1 student-to-device ratio. Technology funds include online platforms to help students excel as well as critical technology infrastructure such as digital whiteboards and training for classroom instruction.
This levy also funds critical facility maintenance not covered by state funding such as routine roof repairs, HVAC, fire alarms, health, safety, and security upgrades across the district. Renewing this levy keeps our students warm, dry and safe. Please vote yes for critical building maintenance and classroom technology!
- Many schools are already over capacity, relying on 162 portables today (the equivalent of 5 elementary schools).
- By 2030 83% of all schools in the district will be at or over capacity.
Students can’t learn effectively in crowded, makeshift classrooms. Students deserve the individual attention they need to succeed.
If we don’t vote yes, we will have the cost of operating and purchasing more temporary space. Vote yes to build additional permanent classrooms at all levels across the district to address our current needs.
How to vote
Registered voters receive a ballot by mail. Mail it back or return it to a dropbox by February 8th, 2022.
Who is the Lake Washington Citizens Levy Committee?
We are a nonprofit group of community members from Kirkland, Redmond, and Sammamish who care about our schools. We value education – our communities do, too! We’re proud to live in one of the fastest-growing and best school districts in Washington state.
We’re supporting all three Lake Washington School District levies in 2022 so our kids can grow, learn, and thrive.