Building up: Levies and bonds support our students, staff and schools

/Building up: Levies and bonds support our students, staff and schools

In February 2016, you may see information about a levy on the ballot:

Levy

  • Vancouver Public Schools must consider a replacement maintenance and operations levy this school year. If approved by the superintendent and the board of directors, the measure will be on the Feb. 9 ballot.
  • This levy will replace the current levy that expires at the end of 2016.
  • Levies fund some of the costs related to maintenance, operations and educational services of schools, which includes teachers and support staff, classroom supplies, special programs and safety and security.

Bond

  • The district also is in the second year of planning a bond measure.
  • Bond sales support capital construction, remodeling and upgrades of our schools.
  • The last bond measure the district ran was passed in 2001.
  • If approved, a new bond would be used to rebuild several of our oldest schools and to relieve overcrowding.
  • The bond also would pay for some improvements and upgrades at all other schools.
  • District staff members, parents, students and members of the community have been involved in the initial planning stages and will continue to be involved as planning progresses.

Learn more about levies and bonds and facility planning. Remember to vote!

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