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Fife School District No. 417
Proposition No. 1
Capital Projects Technology Levy

The Board of Directors of Fife School District No. 417 adopted Resolution No. 15-18 concerning a proposition for capital technology levies. If approved, Proposition No. 1 will authorize acquisition of educational technology, equipment and training, including classroom computers, and the following excess levies on all taxable property within the District:

Levy Year

Collection Year

Approximate Levy
Rate Per $1,000 of
Assessed Value

Levy Amount

2016

2017

$0.39

$1,225,000

2017

2018

$0.38

$1,225,000

2018

2019

$0.37

$1,225,000

2019

2020

$0.35

$1,225,000

2020

2021

$0.34

$1,225,000

2021

2022

$0.33

$1,225,000

all as provided in Resolution No. 15-18. Should Proposition No. 1 be approved?

Yes

No

Passage of Proposition No. 1 would allow the levy of $1,225,000 in property taxes within Fife School District No. 417 for collection in 2017, the levy of $1,225,000 for collection in 2018, the levy of $1,225,000 for collection in 2019, the levy of $1,225,000 for collection in 2020, the levy of $1,225,000 for collection in 2021, and the levy of $1,225,000 for collection in 2022. In accordance with Resolution No. 15-18 approving this proposition, these taxes would be collected over six years and deposited in the District’s Capital Projects Fund to pay for expanded student and teacher access through one-to-one computer devices, updated and expanded learning software with more interactive technologies, staff training and implementation support, technology infrastructure improvements districtwide including replacement of outdated computers, and districtwide technology improvements for more effective teaching and learning. If authorized by the voters, and based on projected assessed valuation information, estimated levy rates per $1,000 of assessed value would be $0.39 (2017 collection); $0.38 (2018 collection); $0.37 (2019 collection); $0.35 (2020 collection), $0.34 (2021 collection), $0.33 (2022 collection). The exact levy rate shall be adjusted based upon the actual assessed value of the property within the District at the time of the levy.

Creating a Learning Environment for our Students to Compete and Succeed

This levy helps prepare students for theirfuture, a world of digital technology and information. It will provide students with immediate access to digital resources, essential to their success in the 21st century.

Technology for Every Student, Every Day, in Every Classroom

This levy will help Fife Public Schools put a computer/tablet in the hands of every student in our district. Students will be able to utilize dynamic tools and resources.  Students will be able to collaborate and create in unprecedented ways.

This is a reinstatement of our previous technology levy

This levy will cost an estimated $.39 cents per thousand of assessed home value per year. This amount is comparable to the previous technology levy, and is projected to decrease each year over the life of the levy!

Equity and Access for All Fife Students

Students who have access to technology on a regular basis have a greater advantage with learning over students who do not have regular access.

Please support our kids and schools by voting Yes!

Sent in by:  Melinda Shaw and Keith Stevens, shawrm@comcast.net

No statement submitted.

Statements in favor of and in opposition to a ballot measure are submitted by committees appointed by the jurisdiction. No persons came forward to serve on the committee and to write a statement in opposition. If you would like to be involved with a committee in the future please contact the jurisdiction.

Simple majority (Washington Constitution article VII, section 2(a))

For questions about this measure, contact:  Kari Harris, Director of Business Services, 253-517-1000,  kharris@fifeschools.com

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