Levies and bonds allow districts to offer the programs, services and facilities that help provide quality education. Ephrata School District staff remain committed to fiscally honor the established tax rate projections that will help us on our mission to focus on kids and learning.
Athletics - Security - Technology - Transportation - Food services - these are just a few of the needs in the Ephrata School District paid for by local levy dollars.
Educational Programs & Operations Levy
The current levy funds the difference between what the state provides and what it actually costs to educate Ephrata students. The levy supports 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
2021 Levy Passes
The Ephrata community passed the 2021 Educational Programs & Operations Levy by more than 65%. We are grateful for your support.
On Feb. 9, 2021 voters will decide on a four-year replacement levy for the Ephrata School District. If approved, funds will support activities, programs and people not paid for by state and federal funds.
- 2021 Levy
- Press Release