Welcome to Tahoma School District's information page for the technology levy and the Educational Programs and Operations (EP&O) Levy

There are critical programs, construction, staff and more that our community has committed to providing for students. These are important investments NOT funded by state and federal apportionment.

To provide our students the fulfilling educational experience they deserve, our community --and all Washington state public school districts-- vote to approve levies.

Levy dollars pay for key programs, staff and classroom materials like technology devices. Nurses, coaches and athletic teams, extracurricular advisors and the programs that they support like robotics and drama, are partially or fully funded by your investment.

When levies are approved, a tax is "levied" against property owners. The amount collected is based off a determined amount of a property owner's assessed value. (For example, Tahoma's current Educational Programs and Operations (EP&O) levy costs property owners $2 per $1,000 of assessed valuation. The owner of a home valued at $500,000 pays an estimated $1,000 a year.) Levy spending is reviewed annually and costs are "rolled back" to taxpayers if funds go unused.

Our community approved two levies for students in 2020: a technology levy and an EP&O levy, which expire in Feb. 2024.

Use the menu on this website to learn more about our current voter-approved levies.

For more information, contact Public Relations Director AJ Garcia via district email at