Comprehensive Analysis of School District Propositions

January 18, 2024

This report synthesizes the propositions from Central Valley School District, East Valley School District, Freeman School District, and West Valley School District, slated for the February 2024 elections. Each district proposes measures aimed at enhancing educational quality through operational funding and infrastructural improvements. 

It’s time to make a decisive choice for progress and the Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce fully supports the propositions presented by our four Greater Spokane Valley school districts. 

Proposition No. 1 seeks to replace an expiring levy with $43.9M-$47.5M annually for three years. The funds will support educational programs, staff compensation, and extracurricular activities, with an estimated tax rate of $2.40. 

Proposition No. 2 is a capital levy for safety, facility, and technology improvements, drawing $7.15M-$8.7M annually for six years. The tax rates is estimated at $0.39 per $1,000 of assessed value. 

Proposition No. 1 involves a four-year levy, with annual amounts ranging from $13.6M to $14.9M. The funds will enhance teachers, staff, class sizes, and various programs. The levy rate decreases progressively from $2.06 to $1.89 per $1,000 of assessed value over four years. 

Proposition No. 1 mirrors East Valley School District’s approach with a four-year levy for operational needs, spanning from $13.6M to $14.9M annually. It aims to provide stable funding for educational programs, with a tax rate decreasing from $2.06 to $1.89. 

Proposition No. 2 is a three-year capital levy focusing on safety and infrastructure, seeking $1.6M-$1.77M annually. It prioritizes security upgrades, ADA accessibility, and technology enhancements, with a tax rate of $1.25 per $1,000 of assessed value. 

Proposition No. 1 focuses on a levy for operational needs, seeking $9.8M-$10.8M annually over three years. It targets class sizes, course, staff, and extracurriculars., The levy’s estimated tax rate is $2.44 per $1,000 of assessed value. 

Proposition No. 2 proposes issuing bond totaling $92.15M for school facilities. The bond’s impact is an increase of $0.39 per $1,000 of assessed value, These funds will develop new middle schools and critical improvements in learning spaces. 

Central Valley School District’s Capital Levy aligns with current educational facility management trends, reflecting a progressive stance on safety and technology.

East Valley School District’s decreasing tax rate showcases strategic financial planning, catering to community interests while bridging the state funding gap.

Freeman School District’s focus on technology and security under Proposition No. 2 mirrors a forward-looking educational approach.

West Valley School District’s Proposition No. 2’s $92.15M bond signifies a substantial commitment to modernizing educational facilities, indicating state construction financing assistance anticipation.

Each district’s propositions illustrate a concerted effort to address both immediate and long-term educational needs. From operational stability to infrastructural advancements, these measures are crucial for maintaining high educational standards, reflecting a strategic balance between educational excellence and fiscal responsibility.


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