On Nov. 21, 2023, the Chehalis School Board approved a resolution to place a replacement levy ballot measure on the Feb. 13, 2024 special election ballot. Here is the explanatory statement for that ballot measure.
PROPOSITION NO. I – REPLACEMENT LEVY FOR EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS AND OPERATIONS
Passage of Proposition No. I would allow Chehalis School District to replace an educational programs and operations levy that expires at the end of calendar year 2024. The taxes collected by this replacement levy will be used to pay expenses of educational programs and operations that are not fully funded by State of Washington basic education funding, including: security/safety, nursing, special education, transportation, curriculum, technology, counseling and building maintenance.
The proposed four-year replacement levy would authorize the collection of taxes to provide up to $6,965,000 in 2025, $7,313,250 in 2026, $7,605,780 in 2027 and $7,833,953 in 2028. The tax levy rate required to produce these levy amounts is estimated to be $1.97 in 2025, $1.95 in 2026, $1.94 in 2027 and $1.92 in 2028 (levy rate per $1,000 of assessed value). The exact tax levy rates and amounts to be collected may be adjusted based upon the limitations imposed by State law at the time of the levy. Exemptions from taxes may be available to certain homeowners. To determine if you qualify, call the Lewis County Assessor at 360.740.1392.
The Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction provides detailed school apportionment and financial information. Please visit their website at http://www.k12.wa.us/ to get this information.
Complete and audited financial statements will be available at the State Auditor’s Office website at www.sao.wa.gov the spring following the August 31st close of each fiscal year.
ARP – ESSER
American Rescue Plan Act Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund
The ARP-ESSER funds were provided to state educational agencies (SEAs) and school districts to help safely reopen and sustain the safe operation of schools and address the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the Nation’s students. Documents below outline how the funds are used in the Chehalis School District.
ARP-ESSER Spending Plan 20%
ARP-ESSER Spending Plan 80%