Chelan Schools Replacement Levy Ballots Due Today
Ballots must be postmarked today (5 p.m.) or dropped into the ballot box behind Chelan City Hall
The Lake Chelan School District is seeking the approval of two tax levy replacement propositions on the February 11 special election ballot. Completed ballots must be postmarked today before the post office closes at 5 p.m. (please verify what time mail is gathered if you don’t bring it directly to the post office). Ballots can also be dropped off at the ballot box behind Chelan City Hall before 8 p.m.
The District is asking for a two-year Educational Programs and Operations levy that would extend the current four-year Maintenance and Operation levy that was approved by voters in 2016. The proposed EP&O levy would generate $3.5 million per year in 2021 and 2022 with funds being earmarked for academic programs and classroom support, student support, student opportunities, maintenance and operations, and activities including sports, band, art, drama, clubs and after school programs.
Also, on the ballot is a four-year Educational Technology levy that would generate $250,000 per year and would extend the current technology levy through 2026. The Technology levy funds would be used to replace aging computers, printers and servers. It also allows for upgrading wireless internet capabilities and supports online courses and emergency systems.
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