Bond & Levies

Thank you Northshore!

All three propositions on the February 13, 2018 ballot were approved by voters! Thank you to our amazing staff for the numerous evening presentations, videos and open houses and for the nights, weekends and long hours helping make sure our community understood the importance of these three propositions.

 

Propositions

1 - Renewal Educational Programs and Operations Levy

Renewal Educational Programs & Operations Levy covers basic education costs and makes up 20 percent of the district budget. Proposition 1 was approved with 61.89% yes votes.

2 - Capital Projects Bond

Capital Projects Bond will add much needed capacity, easing overcrowding district wide, while also addressing equity issues. Proposition 2 was approved with 60.78% approval votes.

3 - Renewal Technology Levy

Renewal Technology Levy will provide technology access to every student in all grades, while teaching them to be safe and responsible digital citizens. Proposition 3 was approved with 61.76% yes votes.

 

News & Updates

 

Background

Northshore School District is growing! In fact, Snohomish County is one of the fastest growing regions in the United States. New homes bring new students and families who are looking for the excellent education and opportunities provided by Northshore School District.

In the past six years, Northshore School District has grown by 10 percent, or 2,000 new students. At the elementary level, the district is increasing by 300 students each year, which is about half an elementary school’s enrollment. And projections show that growth will continue with the addition of 1,500-1,700 students in the next six years.

Over the past two years, parents, community members and district staff have worked together to develop a long-term plan to address this growth—a plan that makes sense for our community and our children. To support our plan to keep pace with development and enrollment increases, we will ask voters to consider these three measures on the Feb. 13, 2018 ballot.

In the months leading up to the February 13 special election, the District informed voters of an inequity that was created by legislature's new funding formula limiting how much a district can collect in voter-approved levies. This formula would force our District to ask for $1.50 per $1,000 of assessed property value - down from $1.93 that voters had approved in the last election. Northshore asked voters to approve up to $1.82 per $1,000 of assessed property value for Prop 1 in hopes that efforts to convince legislators to create a more equitable solution were successful. The legislature did not agree to a solution. Therefore, the 2019 tax rate for Prop 1 stands at $1.50.

Questions?

If you have additional questions regarding the bond or levies, please email bondlevy@nsd.org or call 425-408-7627.