Bonds and Levies

Bonds are for Building...Levies are for Learning


Bonds are for Building.

Funds from bonds can only be used for construction or renovation of buildings, major repairs, and land purchases; they cannot be used for basic education. Bond funds are generally collected over a 15 to 20-year period (similar to a home mortgage).

Levies are for Learning.

Levies make up the difference between funding from the state and federal government and the actual cost of operating a school district. Levies pay for teaching materials and equipment, bus transportation, building improvements (such as carpet replacement and interior painting) and vocational, athletic, drama, special education, and other special programs. Levy funds are typically collected over a four-year time period and must be renewed (similar to a magazine subscription).

Enumclaw School District is proposing a levy on the February 13, 2018 ballot. Information about this proposed replacement levy is available at