Battle Ground Public        Schools Since 1909 - Preparingour children to succeedin the next step of their         lives.
Did YouKnow? Battle Ground Public Schools educate Battle Ground Public Schools educate   over 12,800 students each year.  ...
Did YouKnow? Every day, 113 school buses fan out Every day, 113 school buses fan out  across the 271 square mile district ...
Did YouKnow?More than 69% of Battle Ground teachersMore than 69% of Battle Ground teachers    have earned a Master’s degre...
Did YouKnow?   Battle Ground Public   Battle Ground Public Schools’ graduation rate Schools’ graduation rate  tops the sta...
Did YouKnow?Battle Ground students improved theirBattle Ground students improved their   test scores on state assessments ...
Did YouKnow?   Battle Ground Public Schools are   Battle Ground Public Schools are        consistently named as        con...
Did YouKnow?  BGPS has accomplished all of this with  BGPS has accomplished all of this with           over $20 MILLION   ...
Battle Ground Public Schools        Levy Election        April 23, 2013
How are Battle Ground Schools                funded?             5% comes from                             2% comes from  ...
What Does the Levy Pay For?What Does the Levy Pay For?      90+ Teachers      90+ Teachers
What Does the Levy Pay For?What Does the Levy Pay For?  Assistant Principals  Assistant Principals
What Does the Levy Pay For?What Does the Levy Pay For?  Classified Personnel  Classified Personnel
What Does the Levy Pay For?What Does the Levy Pay For?  Transportation –      State Funding Shortfall      State Funding S...
What Does the Levy Pay For?What Does the Levy Pay For?Textbooks and InstructionalTextbooks and Instructional        Materi...
What Does the Levy Pay For?What Does the Levy Pay For?  Extracurricular Activities  Extracurricular Activities
What Does the Levy Pay For?What Does the Levy Pay For?    Special Education --    Special Education      State Funding Sho...
What Does the Levy Pay For?What Does the Levy Pay For?  Music and Art Programs  Music and Art Programs
What Does the Levy Pay For?What Does the Levy Pay For?     Reading and Math     Reading and Math      Interventionists    ...
What Does the Levy Pay For?What Does the Levy Pay For?Librarians and Media MaterialsLibrarians and Media Materials
What Does the Levy Pay For?What Does the Levy Pay For?English as a Second Language ProgramEnglish as a Second Language Pro...
What Does the Levy Pay For?What Does the Levy Pay For?        Technology        Technology
What Does the Levy Pay For?What Does the Levy Pay For?Maintenance and CustodialMaintenance and Custodial        Services  ...
What Does the Levy Pay For?What Does the Levy Pay For?   Nurses and Counselors   Nurses and Counselors
What Does the Levy Pay For?What Does the Levy Pay For? Safety Officers and Patrols Safety Officers and Patrols
The current Battle Ground levy    ends December 2013.The new replacement levy would   take effect January 2014.
How much will the  levy cost?
Annual Estimated Tax                              Projected Rate perYear    Levy Amount                                   ...
Annual Estimated Tax                              Projected Rate perYear    Levy Amount                                   ...
Annual Estimated Tax                              Projected Rate perYear    Levy Amount                                   ...
Annual Estimated Tax                              Projected Rate perYear    Levy Amount                                   ...
Battle Ground Public Schools strive to be          fiscally responsible…   According to Mike McAlexander, an independent  ...
Battle Ground Public Schools strive to be          fiscally responsible…        Energy Efficiency Strategies         Recyc...
Questions about the levy…           Contact:         Mary Beth Lynnlynn.marybeth@battlegroundps.org          360-885-5311 ...
Battle Ground Public Schools                                 Levy Election                                 April 23, 2013W...
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  • NO NARRATION: Music is playing for the first 8 slides Dexter Britain’s The Time to Run (attached to this PPT draft)
  • On April 23 rd , an election will be held for a 4 year replacement levy for Battle Ground Public Schools. Ballots will arrive by mail the first week of April.
  • Battle Ground Public Schools receive most of their education funding from state and federal sources. Even though the state is constitutionally required to provide ample funding for education through a general and uniform system of public schools, state funding is not enough to provide the quality of education expected from Battle Ground students. It is necessary to ask local voters to make up the difference. The replacement levy which would begin in January 2014 will help provide funding for…
  • More than 90 certificated teachers which allows class sizes to remain small enough for students to benefit from personalized instruction.
  • Assistant principals, who provide instructional leadership, supervision of personnel and safety monitoring for all Battle Ground schools.
  • Classified personnel – Secretaries, media assistants and support staff
  • The levy also funds the $__________ (David will add this #) budget shortfall from the state to pay for daily transportation of students.
  • Levy funding pays for rigorous and relevant curricular materials.
  • It pays some fees for students who, due to financial issues, would be unable to participate in activities such as band, jazz choir, sports and drama.
  • State and federal sources do not completely pay for the services required for our diverse student population. In Battle Ground Schools, all students are expected to succeed and excel socially and academically.
  • Battle Ground students are talented and creative. Levy funding allows them to develop those talents and become well-rounded citizens.
  • Reading and math interventionists provide accelerated instruction for students experiencing difficulty learning.
  • The levy also funds librarians and the purchases of media materials.
  • And programs for students learning English.
  • It pays for technology and upgrades which prepare our students to be 21 st century citizens.
  • Maintenance and custodial services
  • School nurses and counselors who care for students’ physical and emotional needs and assist them in planning their post-graduation opportunities.
  • Finally, the levy funds safety officers and safety patrol personnel, who play a crucial role in keeping our students safe.
  • The current levy expires in December of this year. The election on April 23 rd will allow voters to decide whether to replace that levy with a new levy which would begin in January 2014.
  • So, how much will the levy cost?
  • In 2014, the projected levy rate per $1000 is $4.49. For homes valued at $200,000, the cost is $898 per year, about $4 more per month than the current levy rate.
  • In 2015, the projected levy rate per $1000 is $4.52. For homes valued at $200,000, the cost is $904 per year.
  • In 2016, the projected levy rate per $1000 is $4.51. For homes valued at $200,000, the cost is $902 per year.
  • In 2017, the projected levy rate per $1000 is $4.46. For homes valued at $200,000, the cost is $892 per year.
  • Battle Ground Public Schools strive to be good fiscal stewards. According to Mike McAlexander, an independent expense reduction analyst, “The staff is to be commended for its proactive and aggressive approach to maintaining a low-cost operation.”
  • We accomplish this through the use of energy efficiency strategies to reduce utility costs, recycling on all campuses, auto shut downs for technology and efforts to reduce paper waste. Teachers and leaders actively seek grants for special projects.
  • This is an important decision for voters. If you have questions, please contact Mary Beth Lynn or visit the Battle Ground website at battlegroundps.org. For specifics on cost for your home, please visit www.clark.wa.gov/treasurer.
  • Please vote by mail on or before April 22 nd . On election day, April 23 rd , ballot drop boxes will be available at Battle Ground High School; Glenwood Heights Primary School; Pleasant Valley Middle School, Yacolt Primary and at Battle Ground City Hall. Thank you.
  • Did you know what the BG Levy funds?

    1. 1. Battle Ground Public Schools Since 1909 - Preparingour children to succeedin the next step of their lives.
    2. 2. Did YouKnow? Battle Ground Public Schools educate Battle Ground Public Schools educate over 12,800 students each year. over 12,800 students each year.
    3. 3. Did YouKnow? Every day, 113 school buses fan out Every day, 113 school buses fan out across the 271 square mile district across the 271 square mile districtto safely deliver about 7,300 studentsto safely deliver about 7,300 students to and from school. to and from school.The buses travel 10,170 miles each day.The buses travel 10,170 miles each day.
    4. 4. Did YouKnow?More than 69% of Battle Ground teachersMore than 69% of Battle Ground teachers have earned a Master’s degree. have earned a Master’s degree. Battle Ground Public Schools is the Battle Ground Public Schools is the largest local employer. largest local employer.
    5. 5. Did YouKnow? Battle Ground Public Battle Ground Public Schools’ graduation rate Schools’ graduation rate tops the state average tops the state average at 83.7%. at 83.7%.
    6. 6. Did YouKnow?Battle Ground students improved theirBattle Ground students improved their test scores on state assessments test scores on state assessments (MSP/HSPE) over the past two years. (MSP/HSPE) over the past two years.
    7. 7. Did YouKnow? Battle Ground Public Schools are Battle Ground Public Schools are consistently named as consistently named asWashington State Schools of Distinction.Washington State Schools of Distinction.Battle Ground High School and CAM wereBattle Ground High School and CAM were recently named “A+ Schools”. recently named “A+ Schools”.
    8. 8. Did YouKnow? BGPS has accomplished all of this with BGPS has accomplished all of this with over $20 MILLION over $20 MILLIONin budget cuts from the state in the past in budget cuts from the state in the past three years. three years.
    9. 9. Battle Ground Public Schools Levy Election April 23, 2013
    10. 10. How are Battle Ground Schools funded? 5% comes from 2% comes from 2% comes from state levy local support local support equalization22% comes from 71% of school the local levy funding comes from state and federal sources
    11. 11. What Does the Levy Pay For?What Does the Levy Pay For? 90+ Teachers 90+ Teachers
    12. 12. What Does the Levy Pay For?What Does the Levy Pay For? Assistant Principals Assistant Principals
    13. 13. What Does the Levy Pay For?What Does the Levy Pay For? Classified Personnel Classified Personnel
    14. 14. What Does the Levy Pay For?What Does the Levy Pay For? Transportation – State Funding Shortfall State Funding Shortfall
    15. 15. What Does the Levy Pay For?What Does the Levy Pay For?Textbooks and InstructionalTextbooks and Instructional Materials Materials
    16. 16. What Does the Levy Pay For?What Does the Levy Pay For? Extracurricular Activities Extracurricular Activities
    17. 17. What Does the Levy Pay For?What Does the Levy Pay For? Special Education -- Special Education State Funding Shortfall State Funding Shortfall
    18. 18. What Does the Levy Pay For?What Does the Levy Pay For? Music and Art Programs Music and Art Programs
    19. 19. What Does the Levy Pay For?What Does the Levy Pay For? Reading and Math Reading and Math Interventionists Interventionists
    20. 20. What Does the Levy Pay For?What Does the Levy Pay For?Librarians and Media MaterialsLibrarians and Media Materials
    21. 21. What Does the Levy Pay For?What Does the Levy Pay For?English as a Second Language ProgramEnglish as a Second Language Program State Funding Shortfall State Funding Shortfall
    22. 22. What Does the Levy Pay For?What Does the Levy Pay For? Technology Technology
    23. 23. What Does the Levy Pay For?What Does the Levy Pay For?Maintenance and CustodialMaintenance and Custodial Services Services
    24. 24. What Does the Levy Pay For?What Does the Levy Pay For? Nurses and Counselors Nurses and Counselors
    25. 25. What Does the Levy Pay For?What Does the Levy Pay For? Safety Officers and Patrols Safety Officers and Patrols
    26. 26. The current Battle Ground levy ends December 2013.The new replacement levy would take effect January 2014.
    27. 27. How much will the levy cost?
    28. 28. Annual Estimated Tax Projected Rate perYear Levy Amount for Home Valued at $1000 $200,0002014 $ 24,420,000 $ 4.49 $ 898.00/year All amounts are based on a home valued at $ 200,000. For information on the annual rate for your home, visit www.clark.wa.gov/treasurer
    29. 29. Annual Estimated Tax Projected Rate perYear Levy Amount for Home Valued at $1000 $200,0002015 $ 25,350,000 $ 4.52 $ 904.00/year All amounts are based on a home valued at $ 200,000. For information on the annual rate for your home, visit www.clark.wa.gov/treasurer
    30. 30. Annual Estimated Tax Projected Rate perYear Levy Amount for Home Valued at $1000 $200,0002016 $ 26,300,000 $ 4.51 $ 902.00/year All amounts are based on a home valued at $ 200,000. For information on the annual rate for your home, visit www.clark.wa.gov/treasurer
    31. 31. Annual Estimated Tax Projected Rate perYear Levy Amount for Home Valued at $1000 $200,0002017 $ 27,250,000 $ 4.46 $ 892.00/year All amounts are based on a home valued at $ 200,000. For information on the annual rate for your home, visit www.clark.wa.gov/treasurer
    32. 32. Battle Ground Public Schools strive to be fiscally responsible… According to Mike McAlexander, an independent Expense Reduction Analyst… “The staff is to be commended for its proactive and aggressive approach to maintaining a low-cost operation.”
    33. 33. Battle Ground Public Schools strive to be fiscally responsible… Energy Efficiency Strategies Recycling – All campuses Automatic shut down for technology Reducing paper waste Grant Writing
    34. 34. Questions about the levy… Contact: Mary Beth Lynnlynn.marybeth@battlegroundps.org 360-885-5311 www.battlegroundps.org Clark County Treasurer: www.clark.wa.gov/treasurer
    35. 35. Battle Ground Public Schools Levy Election April 23, 2013Watch for ballots arrivingWatch for ballots arriving by mail in early April. by mail in early April. Vote by mail no later Vote by mail no later than April 22nd. than April 22nd. (in order to be postmarked by 4/23) (in order to be postmarked by 4/23)Ballot boxes available only on April 23rd at:Ballot boxes available only on April 23rd at:Battle Ground High School; Glenwood Heights Primary; PleasantBattle Ground High School; Glenwood Heights Primary; PleasantValley Middle School; Yacolt Primary and Battle Ground City HallValley Middle School; Yacolt Primary and Battle Ground City Hall
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