Renewal Technology Levy

elementary students working on a computer

In today’s world, we understand the importance of not only providing access to technology devices and tools, but helping our students understand how to be safe and responsible digital citizens. Northshore is asking voters to consider a $62 million technology levy to ensure all students have access to technology in order to prepare for careers of tomorrow.

Thanks to the work of the Technology Advisory Committee, the district has a plan to ensure every student has access to technology, and to also make sure teachers and students have the skills to use technology as a valuable learning resource.

The Technology Levy provides:

  • 1:1 access to computes/tablets for all grades, which might look like:
    • K-5 graders accessing a cart of devices in their rooms
    • 6-12 graders assigned a device to take to classes
    • Assistive technology for students with special needs
    • District engagement of parents to determine an implementation strategy
  • Training for teachers for classroom technology use
  • Continued student training for online safety, digital citizenship
  • Technology to improve district communications to families
     

The technology levy helps support Strategic Plan goals of:

  • Success in the early years
  • Responsible, resilient, empathetic learners
  • Innovative, creative, critical thinkers
  • Ready for lifelong success after graduation
  • Growth for every student, elimination of outcome and opportunity gaps
  • Ready for lifelong success after graduation

Current tax rate Technology Levy: $0.30
New estimated tax rate: $0.48
*Per $1,000 assessed property value

Questions?

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