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Levy and Tax Information

Listed below are the property tax rates per thousand dollars of assessed value for calendar year 2002 through 2007 and the anticipated rates for calendar year 2008.

Year M & O Levy TVF Bonds Total
2002 3.11 .24 1.79 $5.03
2003 2.98   1.56 $4.54
2004 2.90   1.50 $4.40
2005 2.85   1.31 $4.16
2006 2.75   1.25 $4.00
2007 2.71   1.20 $3.91
2008 2.41   1.17 $3.58

For calendar year 2005, the owner of a home valued at $200,000 paid $832; for calendar year 2006, the owner of a home valued at $200,000 paid $800 in property taxes and for calendar year 2007, the owner of a home valued at $200,000 paid $782 that went directly to the Enumclaw School District.

For 2008, the property tax on a $200,000 house is expected to be $716. Property tax statements also list a "State Property Tax." This money is collected by the state and distributed to school districts throughout the state of Washington according to student enrollment. The intent of the "State Property Tax" is to equalize funding for all school districts in the state of Washington, regardless of the economic advantage of one area over another.

The school fiscal year begins on September 1st and ends on August 31. Property taxes are levied and collected on a calendar-year basis (January-December). The 2007-2008 school-year budget reflects $7.38 million in levy funds. Local property taxes (levy funds) represent approximately 18.04% of the total revenues available to the district for the 2007-2008 school year.

The School Board has final authority in determining how levied dollars will be expended.