Levy Dec2009

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Levy information for U.P. Schools upcoming Levy Election - February 9, 2010

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Levy Dec2009

  1. 1. University Place School District Four-year Replacement Maintenance & Operations Levy
  2. 2. Levy dollars bridge the gap between state funding and the cost of our current educational program. 21.08% of operational funding comes from local taxes (18.90%) and state equalization (2.18%) * $1.2 million in state equalization can only be collected if the Replacement Levy passes.
  3. 3. 2009-10 Total BEA & I-728 Budget Reductions $ 1,979,118 Actual Cuts Made 527,160 Class size reduction -I-728 231,743 I-728 Specialist -Intermediate 2.5 100,626 Certificated Support Staff - 1.5 FTE 286,864 Building Budgets 37,000 Extra-curricular - 7th grade sports 53,190 Clerical Support 176,580 Library para educators 67,893 Maintenance/Grounds/Custodians/Security 50,442 Administrative Intern Release Time 447,620 $ Administrative Reductions
  4. 4. University Place School District 2008 – 2009 Expenditures by Type
  5. 5. What it provides <ul><ul><ul><li>Teaching positions to lower class size </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Security Personnel for safer schools </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Student activities including athletics, band, orchestra, choir , and drama </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Enhanced transportation including after-school activity buses </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Community use of facilities: buildings, fields and swimming pool in cooperation with the City of University Place </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Building and grounds maintenance to protect the community’s investment in safe, quality schools </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Fair, competitive salaries and benefits to attract and retain highly qualified teachers and support staff </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Updated curriculum , textbooks and supplies </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Training in research-based “Best Practices” for teachers and staff </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. What it will cost <ul><li>Rate per $1,000 of assessed property value </li></ul>2011 $4.06 2012 $4.08 2013 4.20 2014 $4.33 2007 $3.01 Current Rates 2008 $2.92 2009 $3.04 Est. 2010 $3.45
  7. 8. Levy Passage Challenges 2010 <ul><li>Economic Downturn </li></ul><ul><li>Shift in UPSD Demographics </li></ul>
  8. 9. <ul><li>In Order for the Levy to Pass . . . . . . </li></ul>

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