Two important school funding measures on Feb. 12, 2019 ballot for Renton Schools students, teachers and classrooms

Citizens in the Renton School District have an opportunity to continue their support for local student learning by voting “Yes” on both measures on the February 12, 2019 ballot. Even with approval of both of these measures, Renton School District tax rates will continue to drop for property owners.

  • PROPOSITION 1: Building for Excellence School Construction Bond measure will provide funding to build a much-needed additional elementary school to accommodate the growth in the Highlands area of the district. Also included is improvements and renovations to most other schools including adding additional science classrooms to allow high school students to meet additional graduation requirements; roof replacement and repair, replacing aging boilers and heating and ventilation systems; improvements classroom climate controls; playground, ball field and parking lot repairs; and much more (see a list of school building improvements here).
  • PROPOSITION 2: Education Programs and Operations Replacement Levy provides more than 19 cents of every dollar spent in classrooms, for student learning, teacher training and other district operations each year (see chart for district income and expense). The replacement levy will renew the district’s current three-year levy, which expires in 2016. Voter approval is required to maintain this source of local funding, which contributes to:
    • classroom materials
    • textbooks
    • lower class size
    • teacher salaries
    • support staff
    • school building maintenance
    • school bus transportation, fuel and maintenance
    • school lunches
    • music
    • theater and arts
    • athletics
    • more

Tax rates will continue to decrease even with approval of both measures!

The total tax rate for both measures, including the School Construction Bond measure and the Education & Operations Replacement Levy, will drop to $3.52 per $1,000 of assessed property value (that’s $1.09/$1,000 less than the current rate). That means the owner of a median-priced home of $378,000 will save $412 per year. If your home is worth more, your savings is higher each year!

Tax rate chart reduction of rates to 2020 small 9_2018

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Yes! for Renton Schools

Citizens for Renton Schools logo Feb 12 2019

Click the link to download and print your Yes for Renton Schools sign. Use it to show your support for the two Renton Schools measures on the Feb. 12, 2019 ballot:

  • Take selfies with your family, friends, coworkers and post to your social media
  • Print the sign and place in windows of your car, home or place of work
  • Make your own sign for sign-waving at busy corners of your neighborhood
  • Be creative to help inform other voters of these important ballot measures that support local education

YesRentonSchools 2019 Bond Levy logo 12_2018

Every vote counts on Feb. 12, 2019 (ballots in homes by mid-Jan.). No stamp needed on your ballot! Mail your ballot early so your vote for Renton students is counted!

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