Educational Support & Operations LEVY
The EAST VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT is requesting a three year replacement levy. As promised when we sought support for the 2015 Construction Bond, the amount of money collected will reduce each year over the course of the levy.
What do levy dollars fund?
Funds collected will be dedicated to enrichment programs and services essential to the continued excellence in student performance in our East Valley Schools including:
- Advanced Course Offerings
- Highly Capable & Gifted Programs
- STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math)
- Middle School Algebra
- School Nurses & Counselors
- Special Education
- Band, Music & Drama
- Extracurricular Opportunities
- Library & Technology Services
- Transportation/Bus Fleet
- Maintenance of Facilities
- Textbooks & Curriculum
- Class Size Reduction
- Recruitment & Retention of Highly Qualified Staff
- Safe & Secure Schools (including Student Resource Officer position)
Who decides how levy money is spent?
The East Valley School Board of Directors, Superintendent, and Business Director are responsible for overseeing the expenditures of levy funds. The community may provide input in the process by attending meetings of the Board of Directors the second and fourth Monday of each month. School Board meetings are held in the District Office at 2002 Beaudry Road.
What happens if the Levy passes?
If the replacement levy passes, not only will the District receive the local tax dollars approved by voters, but we will also receive additional state levy equalization funding (approximately $2.3 million) necessary to maintain the programs listed above.
What happens if the Levy does not pass?
If the replacement levy does not pass, not only will the District lose the local tax dollars, but we will also lose the additional state levy equalization funding (approximately $2.3 million) and we will have to eliminate and/or reduce funding for the essential enrichment programs currently offered for our students.