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Did you know what the BG Levy funds?

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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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