The Ridgefield School District will host a Levy Information Night to provide details and answer questions about Proposition 9, the district's Replacement Educational Programs and Operations Levy that will be on the Aug. 2nd Primary & Special Election ballot.
All members of the community are invited to the public event, which will be held on Tuesday, June 28 at 6 p.m. in the commons at the Ridgefield Administrative and Civic Center (RACC) at 510 Pioneer Street.
At the event, school district administrators will present information and answer questions about the replacement Educational Programs and Operations Levy. More information about the levy is on the district website at www.ridgefieldsd.org/page/levy.
In May, Ridgefield School District’s Board of Directors voted unanimously to put the replacement levy on the Aug. 2 special election ballot. The levy is not a new tax, and if approved, will replace the levy that expires at the end of 2022. The local levy will allow the district to maintain educational programs and critical day-to-day school operations such as school staff not fully funded by the state, building maintenance, extracurricular activities, and more.
Ridgefield School District has the second-lowest school tax rates of all K-12 districts in Clark County. While other districts rely on multiple levies to fund technology, transportation, capital projects and educational programs, Ridgefield funds all these aspects from a single levy. Across Washington, nearly all of the 295 districts rely on levy money to provide important student programs and services.
Key facts about Ridgefield’s Replacement Levy:
This is not a new tax. It is a replacement levy that will maintain the current school tax rate of $1.50 per $1,000 of assessed value.
The Ridgefield School District has the second-lowest school property tax rate of all K-12 districts in Southwest Washington.
The levy will allow the district to maintain critical student programs and activities not fully funded by the state.
The levy will be for three years, covering 2023–2025.