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NEW - Replacement Levy - scheduled for February 2017 election.
 
The 2017 levy approved by voters in 2016 is set to expire December 31, 2017.  The School Board of Directors will ask voters to continue to support the school district and approve a replacement levy on the ballot in February of 2017.  
 
Tax Rate Comparison  
 
 
Proposed Summary
2 year Educational Programs and Operations Levy
$1,250,000 per year (2018 and 2019)
$2.50/thousand tax rate
Staffing and technology focus 
 
Detailed information to come soon, please check back for more information.   
 
New articles: 
 
 

Future meetings:
TBD
Please contact the district if you would like to schedule a meeting with your group or a home meeting to discuss the levy.   
 
Past meetings:  
 
December 12th, 5:30pm - Regular School Board of Directors Meeting 
December 5th, 5:30pm - School Board of Directors Study Session regarding Levy 
November 21st, 5:30pm - Regular School Board of Directors Meeting  
November 7th, 5:30pm - School Board of Directors Study Session regarding: Levy
 
 
 
 

 
 
2017 Levy Information (Approved by voters 2016):  
 
A resolution to approve a proposal for one-year maintenance and operations levy of $995,000 was approved by the Board of Directors at the February 22, 2016 meeting.  This proposal comes after the original proposal failed on the February 9th election.  The Board has revised the original proposal to include cutting the technology levy and reducing the amount of the one year M&O levy. A signed resolution for this levy proposal was filed with the Skagit County Elections office on Friday, February 26, 2016.
 
The new levy proposal for one year of $995,000 will offer an estimated combined tax rate $4.98 per thousand, down from the 2015 rate of $6.57 per thousand.  
 
 
 Levy Information Sheet
 Levy Information - click for pdf version.
 
 
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Tax Rate Information:   

 
Additional Frequently Asked Questions:  
Q) Who can vote?   A) Any registered voter within the school district boundaries can vote.
 
Q) Is this a new tax?  A) No, these are replacement levies for the expiring voter approved 2012 levies.
 
Q) What is the combined rate and how does it compare to pre-Great Wolf rates?  A) 
  Levy Tech Bond Total
Pre-Great Wolf Decision 2.69 0.59 2.41 5.69
2015 Collection w/ $-250k. 2.89 0.74 2.94 6.57
Failed Proposed Levies 2.57 0.63 2.97 6.17   
New Proposed Levy   2.08  2.904.98
 
Q) What is the district's cost per pupil and how does it compare to the state average?
A) Most current reports indicate for 13-14 costs per pupil for general fund expenditures of the basic educational program were $ 14,897.55 for La Conner School District compared to the state average of $10,371.40.  http://www.k12.wa.us/safs/PUB/FIN/1314/1314%20Section%203%20PDF%20for%20Web%20Posting/1_1314_GF_Exp,_Rev,_FB_per_Pupil_by_Enroll.pdf 
 
 
Do you want to submit a question?  
Please email Bonnie Haley, Business Manager at bhaley@lc.k12.wa.us  
 

 
Levy Collection History
 
  Levy Tech Bond
Voter Approved Tax Collection (2013-2016)    $1,595,000 $345,000$1,390,000   
2014 Pre-Great Wolf Collection    "   " "
2015 Post-GW  $1,345,000    " "
2016 Post-GW        " " "
2017 PROPOSED LEVY $995,000 $0
 
 

 
 

 
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Last Modified on December 29, 2016
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