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Levy 2022

What does the Educational Programs and Operations Levy 2022 fund?

The current Educational Programs & Operation (EP&O) levy (approved by voters in 2018) currently funds approximately 13% of the ESD operating budget. This levy expires at the end of 2022. 

Educational Programs & Operation Levies are used to pay for eligible educational programs and operations not funded by the State, including counselors, nurses and health room professionals, safety and security, custodians, librarians, para-educators, certificated staff, early learning services, special education services, transportation, social and mental health services, fine arts, athletics, co-curricular programs and the maintenance of playgrounds, playfields, and other facilities. If authorized by the voters and based on projected assessed evaluation information, the District estimates tax rates of $1.77 per $1,000 of assessed valuation (2023 collection), $1.71 per $1,000 of assessed valuation (2024 collection), $1.67 per $1,000 of assessed valuation (2025 collection), and $1.65 per $1,000 of assessed valuation (2026 collection).  

What does the EP&O Levy fund?
Overall tax rate is $1.77 per $1000 of property value

The EP&O Levy funds:

  1. Counselors and Mental Health Services
  2. Health Rooms
  3. Support Staff
  4. Special Education and Early Learning
  5. Programs, Fine Arts, Athletics
  6. Transportation

This is not a new tax.  

The proposed levy replaces the expiring EP&O Levy.

Remember to vote February 8, 2022
Local Levies are needed to support some services.
lowest tax rate


2021 Nearby School Bond AND Levy Rates

Enumclaw School District $3.08
Orting School District $3.49
Federal Way School District $3.63
Kent School District $3.83
Tahoma School District $4.35
White River School District $4.78
Dieringer School District $4.91
Auburn School District $5.20
Sumner Bonney Lake School District $5.31
All rates shown are per $1,000 assessed value.