Levy Information

It is time again for the renewal of our Maintenance & Operations Levy!

This coming February 2018, we will ask the voters in our community to renew the school Maintenance & Operations Levy for the 2019 and 2020 school years. This levy will be critical for our ability to continue to offer a well-rounded curriculum for our students. The levy also provides funding to meet the annual needs for maintenance and operations of our school facilities and grounds.

The current levy was passed four years ago by our gracious and supportive community at approximately $2.20 per thousand of assessed valuation, which provided approximately

$2.7 million dollars. This last levy provided support for many programs that include counselors, music and physical education teachers, extra-curricular activities (band, music, drama, athletics, etc.), transportation services, student food services programs, career/college preparation programs and more.

The 2019-2020 replacement levy we are requesting your support for has been changed due to recent Legislation that was passed.  Our M&O Levy rate will now be capped at $1.50 per thousand of assessed valuation, which will reduce the levy to approximately $1.9 million dollars. This could potentially devastate the student programs our community has always supported in past years. 

Also due to this legislative action, all state school districts will lose a great deal of flexibility of how to utilize funding. Please plan on attending one of the upcoming community meetings regarding the school levy so I can share all of the details and answer questions. The first community meeting is scheduled for:

Date:               JANUARY 4, 2018     

Time:               5:30 PM

Location:         GOLDENDALE MIDDLE SCHOOL CAFETERIA

We are working daily to determine the funding effects on our district, staff and students. Thank you for your support in the past and in the future.  If you have any questions, please feel free to call me at 773-5177, email me at mheid@gsd404.org or stop by the District Office at 604 E. Brooks Street, Goldendale WA.

Mark Heid, Superintendent