Thank You Voters!

2020 Renewal EP&O Levy

  • Thank You Voters!

    We are so grateful for our community’s continued support of Kent School District students! When our schools are strong, our community thrives!

    The Replacement Educational Programs and Operations (EP&O) Levy passed with more than 54 percent of voters supporting the renewal. Certified results are available to view on the King County Elections website.

    The passing of this levy renewal will support educational programs, student learning and staffing in our schools and ensure all students will have the same opportunities to learn, grow and succeed. Thank you for investing in our students and investing in our community.

    When Our Schools Are Strong, Our Community Thrives

    The Kent School District (KSD) Renewal Educational Program & Operations (EP&O) Levy measure on the ballot for the February 11, 2020 election replaces the current levy expiring in December 2020.  

    The renewal EP&O Levy supports educational programs, student learning and staffing. Since 1984 Kent School District has operated with local levy support for education programs and operations.

    Investing in Our Students is Investing in Our Community  

    Each year Kent School District spends an average of $12,231 per student. 

    Our local levy and bond dollars, when approved by voters, provide funds that stay in our district and help our students. 

    A stable tax rate for our community that also addresses the educational needs of all students in Kent School District was a primary goal of planning the renewal levy for the February 11, 2020 election. 

    Table showing tax rates for approved and proposed measures in 2021 and 2022

    Having good schools and facilities has a positive effect on our neighborhoods. Better schools help build a stronger community, which will improve our quality of life, keep crime down, and help increase the value of our homes.   

    Funds from the EP&O Levy Benefit All Students

    All students should be given the same opportunities regardless of their abilities, backgrounds, or family income. This funding will ensure all students in Kent School District have the same opportunities to learn, grow and succeed.

    Local levy funding allows us to provide the quality education our community expects for our children, which goes beyond the minimum funded by the state. 

    The Renewal Educational Program & Operations Levy helps pay for:

    • Student safety and school security
    • Career readiness programs including opportunities for exploration acceleration and remediation in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM)
    • Bullying prevention and social-emotional learning programs
    • Educational support for students with special needs
    • Daily operations to support clean, healthy, and well-maintained schools and classrooms
    • Professional development for teachers, paraeducators, principals and educational support staff
    • Essential staff like classroom teachers, nurses, counselors, social workers, and bus drivers not fully funded by the state 

    Get More Information

    Kent School District shares levy information on the district website, mails a levy brochure to all community residents and will hold community meetings.  

    In the meantime, review tax information, discover voter information, find answers to the most frequently asked questions, read the Kent School Board Resolution, or contact us!

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Last Modified on November 11, 2021