Educational Programs and Operations Levy

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Battle Ground Public Schools

Vote YES for kids on February 9, 2021!

The Battle Ground Public Schools Board of Directors decided unanimously on Monday to dip into the district's reserve fund and put a replacement levy before voters that is less than the current schools levy rate. This educational programs and operations (EP & O) levy will be on the Feb. 9, 2021 special 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. 
 

It is estimated that property owners in the district will see a decrease in their local schools tax rate of 39 cents in 2022 compared to 2021. The local levy rate is projected to be $1.95 per $1,000 of assessed value in 2022. Read more here.

 

Key facts about the replacement levy:

  • The replacement levy will decrease taxes by about 39 cents per $1,000 of assessed property value the first year of collection (2022) to $1.95 per $1,000

  • The district plans to dip into its rainy day reserve fund and drop the tax rate as low as it can the first year

  • Battle Ground Public Schools has the lowest property tax rate of all K-12 districts in Clark County

  • 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. 

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