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News Release
Kelso Voters Approve the Replacement Levy for Kelso Schools - 02/11/20

Kelso School District citizens have approved the replacement levy that will restore, sustain, and enhance essential educational programs, maintenance, and general district operations not completely funded by the state or federal government. A preliminary ballot count shows that ­56.65 percent of Kelso voters supported the levy.

Passage of the local levy is expected to provide $6 million in tax revenue and an additional $4 million dollars in local effort assistance from the State of Washington.

“We are so thankful for the tremendous support this community has shown for our schools and staff and, most importantly, for Kelso kids,” said Superintendent Mary Beth Tack. “Passing this levy directly impacts student learning.  Thank you to everyone involved in the successful passage of our levy.  Our district can continue a tradition of doing great things for the students and community of Kelso.”

Replacement levy dollars will continue to pay for the following programs, services, and materials:

  • Teachers, counselors, instructional aides, nurses, and other staff the state does not fully fund
  • School safety programs, staff training, and professional development
  • Extracurricular activities such as clubs, band and athletics
  • Instructional materials and technology
  • Maintenance of facilities, grounds, and playfields

“Kelso citizens have made a significant difference in the educational experience students will receive over the next four years.  We’re very grateful,” said Mike Haas, Kelso School Board President. “We do not take the community’s generosity for granted.”

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