Levy & Bond Information

2021 Educational Programs and Operations Replacement Levy


Why is the school district putting a Educational Programs and Operations Replacement Levy on the ballot?

The Educational Programs and Operations Replacement Levy can be run for up to four years. The current levy was approved by voters in 2019 and will expire in 2021. This levy would replace the one that is expiring and would continue local levy funding for Ephrata schools through 2025. If approved by Ephrata voters, the state will provide matching funds. 

What would the Educational Programs and Operations Replacement Levy pay for?

The Educational Programs and Operations Replacement Levy funds the difference between what the state provides and what it actually costs to educate Ephrata students. The levy would support services and costs not funded – or are only partially funded – by the state’s basic education allocation. Examples include:

  • Extra and co-curricular activities such as athletics, music, drama, and clubs

  • School safety including staff and technology at the high schools

  • Well-maintained, clean and welcoming schools, facilities and grounds

  • Student bus transportation services

  • Instructional and support staff including substitute teachers

  • Staff professional development and training

  • Food services, including the making and planning of meals



What would the Educational Programs and Operations Replacement Levy cost (year, levy tax rate, levy amount)?

    2022 $1.85 = $1,855,000
    2023 $1.94 = $2,004,000
    2024 $1.99 = $2,113,500
    2025 $2.03 = $2,230,000

*Note: Tax rates or levy amounts represent projected estimates per $1,000 of assessed property value. If approved, Washington state matches levy amounts each year.
 

2021 Levy Press Release


2021 Levy Brochure

2021 Levy Brochure

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