January 11, 2019

School District Bond and Levy Propositions

Introduction.  With voter approval, Washington school districts may levy taxes to (i) pay bonded indebtedness issued for capital purposes (other than the replacement of equipment), or (ii) pay costs of enriching the program of basic education, purchasing or making major repairs to transportation vehicles, or funding technology or capital projects.  To get a bond or levy proposition on the ballot, Washington school districts must comply with State and local election laws and deadlines.  This paper outlines the required steps and identifies the responsible party for each step.

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