Kent School District plans community meetings about budget, levy proposals

Six events from Jan. 25 to Feb. 2

  • Friday, January 19, 2018 3:15pm
  • News

Families, staff and residents can learn more about Kent School District finances and ballot measures at the upcoming Levy and Budget Community Conversation events.

Information about the district levies on the Feb. 13 ballot and the budget will be provided, with an opportunity to engage with district administration and ask questions, according to the district website.

Voters will decide whether to approve two levy propositions. Proposition No. 1 (Replacement of Expiring Educational Programs and Operations Levy) is for two years (2019, 2020) and would raise a total of $94 million to help fund nearly 20 percent of the district’s overall budget for its more than 27,000 students.

The measure would replace the four-year levy voters approved in 2014. Funds will go toward day-to-day operations, including safety and security at schools, special education, transportation, music, art and athletic programs.

The second measure is the Technology and Capital Levy, which is for six years and replaces the four-year 2014 tech levy voters approved. Funds will pay for technology improvements and district facility repairs not covered by the 2016 bond measure approved by voters. The levy will bring in an estimated $146 million over the six years.

Six events are set at middle schools across the district.

• Thursday, Jan. 25

Meridian Middle School Library

23480 120th Ave. SE, Kent

6:30-7:30 p.m.

• Friday, Jan. 26

Mattson Middle School Library

16400 SE 251st Street, Covington

6:30-7:30 p.m.

• Monday, Jan. 29

Northwood Middle School Library

17007 SE 184th Street, Renton

6:30-7:30 p.m.

• Wednesday, Jan. 31

Meeker Middle School Library

12600 SE 251st Street, Renton

7:00-8:00 p.m.

• Thursday, Feb. 1

Cedar Heights Middle School Library

19640 SE 272nd Street, Covington

6:30-7:30 p.m.

• Friday, Feb. 2

Mill Creek Middle School Project Room

620 Central Avenue N

6:30-7:30 p.m.

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