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Finley Levy 2018
Finley Levy 2018
Educational Programs & Operation Levy Coming to Finley Voters (Photo) - 11/21/17

FINLEY, WA -- Finley voters will be asked to approve a $1 million Educational Programs & Operation Levy on February 13, 2018. During last night's regular meeting, the school board approved the Levy Resolution and corresponding tax rate, which is $2.65 less than the District's current levy rate. If approved by the voters, these levy funds will be used to maintain staff, operating expenses, and essential programs that are still under-funded (or not funded at all) despite 2017 legislation regarding the State's order to amply fund K-12 education.

Finley Superintendent, Lance Hahn, says that school funding has remained ambiguous for public schools, even after the 2017 Legislature passed the "McCleary Solution" bill, dramatically altering how the State funds basic education.

"We're like many school districts across the States," Hahn says. "Finley needs to run an operations levy to sustain our existing programs." These programs include special education, transportation, technology, athletics, extra-curricular activities, and teacher training.

The proposed 2018 levy will replace the current levy Finley voters approved in February 2014. Finley's two-year levy rate is set at $1.50 per $1,000 of assessed value (down from $4.15 in 2014), and the levy will be collected in 2019 and 2020.

Detailed information, materials, and resources on Finley's proposed levy can be found on the District's website at www.finleysd.org. Those with questions regarding the levy are encouraged to contact the Superintendent's Office at 509.586.3217.

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