Please check back frequently for updates.On behalf of our superintendent, school board, staff, and students, we give a HUGE thank-you to our community for your strong support in passing our 4-year enrichment levy. Our Levy is passing with 72 percent in favor, the highest approval rate for any school measure in the region. Our steadfast community is making a big investment in our students. This replacement levy pays for educational programs & operations that are not funded or are underfunded by the state and/or other agencies.· STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math· Safety and Security – well equipped and maintained facilities· Extra-curricular, athletics, and activities· Special education services· Braves’ Club/ Learning Hub – extended day learning
Our Levy passed with over 72 percent in favor thanks to you!! We want to thank all our committee members who worked tirelessly to make this a successful campaign for the La Conner School District. You were instrumental in the positive outcome and our district would not be celebrating this evening without our dedicated, hardworking, amazing volunteers willing to serve on the committee. Thank you committee members for investing in our students.
Dave Buchan Maureen Harlan
Jerry Carr Kathy Herrera
Katie Carson Cherri Kahns
Beth Clothier Aaron Reinstra
Susie Deyo Jamie Reinstra
Heather Fakkema Scott Thomas
Robert Hancock Andy Wheeler
Again, thank you for your ongoing support of our students and staff of LCSD!⇒ Remember to VOTE ⇐School Levy Support Rallies - Create and Bring your SIGN to the Roundabout at the entrance of Town and on the Swinomish Reservation
Levy Committee Meeting Schedule - open to the publicLevy Committee Meeting on February 1, 2021, 3:30 pm, La Conner Fire Hall
- Monday, January 25, 2021 @ 4:00
- Monday, February 1, 2021 @ 4:00
- Monday, February 8, 2021 @ 4:00
Levy Committee Meeting on January 14, 2021, 3:30 pm, La Conner Fire Hall AgendaLevy Committee Meeting on December 9, 2020, 3:30 pm, La Conner Fire Hall AgendaCommittee MembersRobert HancockJerry CarrKatie CarsonMaureen HarlanJamie RienstraAaron ReinstraDave BuchanScott Thomas
Superintendent Rich Stewart Presents
2021 Levy Information to Community Organizations
January 11, 2021, Monday ~ Rotary @ 6 pm, Presentation 20 min/10 min Q&A via Zoom
January 12, 2021, Tuesday ~ La Conner Town Council @ 6 pm, via Zoom
January 12, 2021, Tuesday ~ Shelter Bay Community @ 7 pm, via Zoom
January 13, 2021, Wednesday ~ Soroptimist @ 4:00 pm, via Zoom
January 19, 2021, Tuesday ~ Swinomish Tribe @ 1:00 pm, via Zoom
January 20, 2021, Wednesday ~ Kiwanis Meeting @ 11:00 am, via Zoom
January 20, 2021, Wednesday ~ Soroptimist @ 4:00 am, via Zoom
January 25, 2021, Monday ~ School Board Meeting @ 6:30 pm, via Zoom
January 26, 2021, Tuesday ~ Chamber of Commerce @ 9 am, via Zoom
Notice is hereby given, It is likely there may be a quorum of the La Conner School Board Directors in attendance of the various Levy Presentations; however, no action by the directors will be taken.Questions - Contact Cherri Kahns 360-466-3171Pro/Con Levy Committee Information 2020-2021:The District is intending to offer levy proposition(s) to the voters of the District at the February 9, 2021 election. Resolutions to define the propositions were approved on November 23, 2020, in the regular meeting of the Board of Directors. The District expects that the County will prepare information to be available to voters in the District, and the District's proposition(s) will be included. The District will prepare explanatory factual statements that describe the levy. However, state law also offers an opportunity for persons known to favor the measures to serve on a committee advocating approval and persons known to oppose the measures to serve on committees advocating rejection. The committees will be required to prepare written arguments advocating passage (pro committee) and written arguments advocating rejection (con committee). If you are interested in serving on either of the committees, please contact the Skagit County Election's office.
- Pro/Con Committee contacts must be submitted to the Skagit County Elections Office no later than December 11, 2020.
- Pro/Con Arguments must be submitted to the Skagit County Elections Office no later than December 21, 2020.
- Rebuttal statements are due to the Skagit County Elections Office no later than January 4, 2021.
2021 Guidelines for Ballot Measure Committees2018-2019Click below for PDF version of the above images.2020-2021 Levy InformationElection Day: February 12, 2019Levy Summary2 year Educational Programs and Operations Levy$870,605 per year (2020 and 2021)$1.50/thousand tax rate (estimate)Pro/Con Committee Information:Detailed information to come soon, please check back for more information.2018-2019 Levy Information (approved by voters February 2017)Levy Flyer - Click for PDF version.Levy Summary2 year Educational Programs and Operations Levy$1,250,000 per year (2018 and 2019)$2.50/thousand tax rate (estimate)Staffing and technology focusDetailed information to come soon, please check back for more information.New articles:http://www.goskagit.com/news/local_news/la-conner-school-board-approves-levy-proposal/article_f743cf33-28fa-5cd6-9ac8-fbfca553a7f9.html
December 12th, 5:30pm - Regular School Board of Directors MeetingDecember 5th, 5:30pm - School Board of Directors Study Session regarding LevyNovember 21st, 5:30pm - Regular School Board of Directors MeetingNovember 7th, 5:30pm - School Board of Directors Study Session regarding: Levy
2017 Levy Information (Approved by voters 2016):A resolution to approve a proposal for one-year maintenance and operations levy of $995,000 was approved by the Board of Directors at the February 22, 2016 meeting. This proposal comes after the original proposal failed on the February 9th election. The Board has revised the original proposal to include cutting the technology levy and reducing the amount of the one year M&O levy. A signed resolution for this levy proposal was filed with the Skagit County Elections office on Friday, February 26, 2016.The new levy proposal for one year of $995,000 will offer an estimated combined tax rate $4.98 per thousand, down from the 2015 rate of $6.57 per thousand.Levy Information - click for pdf version.Tax Rate Information:Additional Frequently Asked Questions:Q) Who can vote? A) Any registered voter within the school district boundaries can vote.Q) Is this a new tax? A) No, these are replacement levies for the expiring voter approved 2012 levies.Q) What is the combined rate and how does it compare to pre-Great Wolf rates? A)
Levy Tech Bond Total Pre-Great Wolf Decision 2.69 0.59 2.41 5.69 2015 Collection w/ $-250k. 2.89 0.74 2.94 6.57 Failed Proposed Levies 2.57 0.63 2.97 6.17 New Proposed Levy 2.08 0 2.90 4.98Q) What is the district's cost per pupil and how does it compare to the state average?A) Most current reports indicate for 13-14 costs per pupil for general fund expenditures of the basic educational program were $ 14,897.55 for La Conner School District compared to the state average of $10,371.40. http://www.k12.wa.us/safs/PUB/FIN/1314/1314%20Section%203%20PDF%20for%20Web%20Posting/1_1314_GF_Exp,_Rev,_FB_per_Pupil_by_Enroll.pdfDo you want to submit a question?Please email Bonnie Haley, Business Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org
Levy Collection History
Levy Tech Bond Voter Approved Tax Collection (2013-2016) $1,595,000 $345,000 $1,390,000 2014 Pre-Great Wolf Collection " " " 2015 Post-GW $1,345,000 " " 2016 Post-GW " " " 2017 PROPOSED LEVY $995,000 $0 "
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