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Educational Programs and Operations Levy

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Battle Ground Public Schools

Vote YES for kids on November 2, 2021!

The Battle Ground Public Schools Board of Directors decided unanimously on July 15 to send a replacement levy before voters. This educational programs and operations (EP & O) levy will be on the Nov. 2, 2021 general election ballot.
 

The levy is not a new tax and, if approved, will replace the levy that expires at the end of 2021. The local levy will allow the district to maintain educational programs and critical day-to-day school operations such as student technology, additional school staff beyond what the state provides, and building maintenance. 
 

The levy approved by the board seeks $500,000 less than one put forward in February, and will include an estimated rate of $1.99 per $1,000 of assessed value during all four years. That means the owner of a home valued at $450,000 this year would see their local school tax drop by over $120 next year, and remain lower during all four years of the replacement levy as compared to 2021. Read more here.

 

Key facts about the replacement levy:

  • The replacement levy will decrease taxes by about 35 cents per $1,000 of assessed property value as compared to 2021

  • The district plans to dip into its rainy day reserve fund to offset budget losses from the lower rate

  • Battle Ground Public Schools has the lowest property tax rate of all K-12 districts in Clark County, and will see that rate decrease further under the replacement levy

  • The levy will allow the district to maintain critical student programs and activities and maintain facilities

  • The levy will be for four years, 2022–2025​

Here are a few ways you can help the levy campaign:

  • Voice your support in letters to The Columbian and The Reflector. We've put together a toolkit containing contact information, writing tips, and a handy template you can access here.

  • Donate to the Battle Ground Citizens for Better Schools campaign. 

  • Like, share, and comment on our social media posts.

  • Volunteer for phone banking or walk-and-knock events.

  • Download our Class of Sign, write in your graduation year, and share it on social media using #supportbgschools.

  • And most importantly, talk about the levy with your friends and neighbors.