2022 Coupeville Schools Levies

  • 2022 Coupeville Schools Levies

Coupeville Levy Overview

  • On February 8, 2022 our voters will consider three levy measures.

    At its November 22, 2021 Regular meeting, the CSD Board of Directors unanimously approved placing three funding measures on the February 8, 2022 ballot.  These levies replace two expiring levies and an expiring school bond.  The goal of these levies is to keep current funding levels for student programs, technology services, and continuing to both upgrade and maintain our facilities and properties. The levies will continue to prioritize student learning, programs, activities, integration of technology, and the safety of our school community while keeping tax rates as flat and predictable as possible for our community.  

    The first measure is called the Educational Programs & Operations Levy (EP&O) and is a replacement levy that funds many daily school operations. In some cases it funds critical staff positions such as school nurses, psychologists, and school counselors that are not funded by the state. The EP&O Levy also funds aspects of our schools that are priorities for our community including lower class sizes, extracurricular programs, and enhanced class electives, such as Arts, Music, STEM, and Career and Technical Education.

    If approved by voters, the Educational Programs & Operations Levy (EP&O) is a variable rate that could average $0.902 per $1,000 of assessed property value. This will generate approximately:

    • $2.5 million in 2023 (estimated $0.876 per $1,000 of assessed property value)
    • $2.7 million in 2024 (estimated $0.928 per $1,000 of assessed property value)
    • $2.7 million in 2025 (estimated $0.910 per $1,000 of assessed property value)
    • $2.7 million in 2026 (estimated $0.892 per $1,000 of assessed property value)

    In 2021, a property owner with an assessed value of $500,000 is paying approximately $445.00 annually. If the EP&O levy is renewed, this would be an average increase of approximately $5.75 annually, or $0.48 per month.

    The School District four year Technology Capital Projects Levy is a replacement levy and is a continuation of the Tech Levy that expires December of 2022. This will support our 1-to-1 device to student initiative and maintain and improve the technology backbone that supports access to the internet including comprehensive wifi. This levy also has very positive impacts on campus safety supporting surveillance cameras and security software along with communication systems for our staff to use with families.  In addition, these funds would support technology needs, both software and hardware, critical for classroom instruction and learning. 

    If approved by the voters, the Technology Capital Projects Levy is a variable rate that could average $0.166 per 1,000 of assessed property value. This will generate $1,940,000 over four years:

    • $450,000 in 2023 (estimated $0.158 per $1,000 of assessed property value)
    • $500,000 in 2024 (estimated $0.172 per $1,000 of assessed property value)
    • $500,000 in 2025 (estimated $0.168 per $1,000 of assessed property value)
    • $500,000 in 2026 (estimated $0.165 per $1,000 of assessed property value)

    In 2021, a property owner with an assessed value of $500,000 is paying approximately $64.00 annually. If the Technology Capital Projects Levy is renewed, this would be an average increase of approximately $18.88 annually, or $1.57 per month.

    The Capital Projects Levy is a two year levy replacing the current school bonds which expire in December of 2022. Due to COVID-19, the current unpredictability of supplies, and inability to do appropriate planning we have delayed renewing our school bonds levy for two years.  This levy measure funds critical architect and design costs for the renovation or replacement of Coupeville Elementary School likely to be proposed to our voters in 2024.  The levy will also fund many improvements including parking lot paving, overdue maintenance to the exterior of several buildings, improvement at Engle Field including restrooms, parking and access, a transportation office, and HVAC systems repair or replacement districtwide. 

    If approved by the voters, the Capital Project Levy the rate averages $1.041 per $1,000 of assessed property value.  This will generate $6,000,000 over two years:

    • $3,000,000 in 2023 (estimated $1.051 per $1,000 of assessed property value)
    • $3,000,000 in 2024 (estimated $1.031 per $1,000 of assessed property value)

    In 2021, a property owner with an assessed value of $500,000 is paying for the current Bond Levy approximately $351.00 annually. If the Capital Project Levy passes and replaces the Bond Levy, this would be an average increase of approximately $169.50 annually, or $14.13 per month. 

    In the weeks ahead the School District and Superintendent, Steve King, will continue to provide information regarding these levy measures.

Levy and Bond Information