Learn about Northshore school levies, bonds before voting

On Feb. 8, all registered Northshore School District voters in King and Snohomish counties will have the opportunity to vote on three ballot measures for the school district, which includes: $425 million for a capital projects bond, $265 million for Educational Programs and Operations (EPO) levy, and $80 million for technology levy.

This year the district wants $925 million in the midst of returning to remote learning, which will require parents and caregivers to be teachers again and reduce their ability to work!

The district wants to increase funding by 38 percent from taxpayers like you, even with an enrollment decrease from 23,981 in 2019-20 to 22,626 in 2021-22.

Bond and levies tax all properties. All homes, all apartments and all businesses. Currently 56 percent (King County) and 67 percent (Snohomish County) of your property taxes fund the Northshore district. Before you vote, be sure you know exactly what you are paying for with your property taxes! Go to King County Tax Transparency Tool to find out more: https://localscape.spatialest.com/#kingcountyassessor/Tax.

When you vote, be sure you are satisfied with the investment and expenditures of your tax-paying dollars. It’s you money! Even if you don’t have kids in the Northshore School District it’s essential you vote! For more information, please go to www.NSDStudentsFirst.com.

Angela Chapman

Woodinville

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