Budget and Levy

Replacement Levy Facts
Voters Need to Know

Click here to download a PDF of the informational brochure mailed to voters

Without a replacement levy,
nearly $2,000,000 will be cut
from the 2020-22 budgets.

Here's what $2,000,000 in cuts means to your Stevenson-Carson Schools:
  • Fewer school staff - teachers, nurses, counselors, class aides, custodians, secretaries, maintenance staff - means larger class sizes and poorly-maintained facilities.

  • No more extracurricular clubs could mean no art, music, athletics or any other after-school club or activity.

  • Reduced options for Advanced Placement or specialized courses means fewer opportunities for academic advancement.

  • No more up-to-date curriculum or technology means unprepared graduates after high school.

  • No more summer school means no way for students to recover missed credits.

  • No investment in academic growth means greatly impacting any potential for progress for improving student learning in Stevenson-Carson schools.



Even with the changes made to education funding, the state still does not pay what it actually costs to run a school district.

Pie chart breaking down how SCSD budgets funds from the levyDID YOU KNOW?
The ongoing support from Stevenson-Carson’s taxpayers through the educational levy helps fund nearly every aspect of the high-quality educational experience the district’s students receive.

Without levy support, these programs may be cut further or eliminated entirely beginning in January 2021.















This levy is NOT a new tax.

The district is asking voters to replace the existing levy that expires in 2020 with a three-year levy at the same tax rate they are currently paying:

 Year Estimated
Levy Rate*
Levy
Amount
This Year $2.01 $2,000,000
2021 $2.01 $2,100,000
2022 $2.01 $2,210,000
2023 $2.01 $2,300,000

* Tax rates are per $1,000 of assessed property value. Future tax rates are estimates. 



Tax Exemptions

Disabled persons, veterans with service-connected disabilities, and those 61 years of age or older may be eligible for tax relief. Applications are available at the Skamania County Assessor’s office (509) 427-3720.



Have a question about the levy?

Do you have a question about the Replacement EP&O Levy?

Visit our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page by clicking here or by using the menu at the left where you can learn more about the levy and ask questions if yours isn't already answered.



Remember to vote by November 3!

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