Manson School District Replacement Educational Programs and Operation Levy Placed on February 12, 2019 Ballot

MANSON - The Manson School Board has passed a resolution placing a levy proposition on the February 12th 2019 Chelan County special election ballot.  If approved, the levy would replace an expiring Maintenance and Operations (M & O) Levy passed by voters in February 2017.

The proposed levy is for 2 years 2020 & 2021 (Manson has historically run 2-year levies). 

The current voter approved amount scheduled to be collected this year (2019) is $1,367,278. The tax rate is $1.50 per $1,000 of assessed value.  

The proposed amounts are:  2020 $1,449,314 ($1.50 per $1,000)     2021 $1,536,273 ($1.50 per $1,000)

Manson’s EP & O levy funding is approximately 13% of the district’s total funding and either fully or partially supports:

  • Maintenance of school facilities, including custodial staff, equipment, supplies and utilities
  • Instructional programs/staff/technology:
    • College courses in the high school
    • Preschool for all 4 year olds
    • High school internship program
    • Support of the arts (music, drama, art)
    • Special Education (in addition to state/federal funding)
    • Vocational classes (shop, ag classes, business, technology, drones)
    • Technology support
    • Replacement of computers/devices
  • Beyond the School Day Programs
    • After school enrichment and academic intervention classes
    • Middle/High school athletics (coaches, referees, travel, uniforms, equipment)
    • Clubs (pep band, FBLA, FFA, Knowledge Bowl, robotics).
  • Food service program (fresh fruit/vegetable snacks)
  • Professional development/staff training

An informational meeting for the public will be held at Manson High School on February 4th at 6:30PM and additional informational meetings can be scheduled (687-3140).  Information is also available on the district website at www.manson.org including an individual tax calculator where taxpayers can determine their estimated local school tax using their property assessed value amounts.

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