2022 Levy Measures

On February 8, 2022 North Kitsap voters approved both Proposition 1, Replacement Educational Program and Operations Levy, and Proposition 2, Replacement Facilities and Technology Capital Projects Levy. Thanks to the support of our local community, we will continue to provide high quality teaching and learning for our students. We will continue to invest in in the health, comfort, safety and security of our schools.  We will also continue to provide our students and staff with the tools necessary for 21st century learning.

These levies are not new taxes, but replace expiring local education levies. All funding approved by voters stays in our district for NKSD students, staff, and schools

School Districts use levies to locally fund programs, operations, facility and technology needs that are not funded by the state.

We are grateful for continued support we have received from our community to renew this critical funding. As you may know, K-12 education is not fully funded by the state of Washington. Instead all districts rely on local voter-approved funding measures to bridge the gap.

REPLACEMENT Educational Program and Operations (EP&O) Levy

The voter-approved Replacement Educational Programs and Operations (EP&O) levy continues funding for the day-to-day operations that support our students including staffing positions such as nurses, psychologists, and paraeducators, programs and opportunities such as special education, transportation, athletics and extracurricular activities. This four-year levy fills the gap between what state funding provides and what our schools need.

Please visit our 2022 EPO Levy page to learn more about this replacement levy.

REPLACEMENT Facilities and Technology Capital Projects Levy

The voter-approved Replacement Facilities and Technology Capital Projects levy addresses the health, comfort, safety, and security of our schools through additions to buildings and ongoing maintenance and school improvements. This four-year levy also funds technology for our students, including Chromebooks for all students and replacing outdated classroom technology. The levy funds equitable access to resources for our students, including classroom additions and planning for future growth.

Please visit our 2022 Facilities & Tech Levy page to learn more about this replacement levy.

Why do we need to replace the levies?

NKSD receives funding from state and federal sources, but like all school districts in Washington state, also relies on local, voter-approved levy to ensure our students, schools and staff have what they need. The levy helps bridge the gap between what the state funds and what we need to educate our students.

All levy funding approved by North Kitsap School District voters stays in our school district.

What is the cost for the levies?

The proposed tax rate for EP&O levy renewal is $1.45 to $1.25 per $1,000 of assessed property value, with the rate lowering every year over the next four years.

The proposed tax rate for the capital levy ranges from $1.10 to 25 cents per $1,000 of assessed property value over the next four years, lowering every year.

The total tax rate is: $2.55 to $1.50 per $1,000 of assessed property value with rates lowering every year.