With a school support levy, we can support learning in the classrooms and activities that keep kids connected to schools. The Central Kitsap community has approved support levies for the past 20 years.
What Is a School Support Levy?
The state does not yet fully fund basic education. A school support levy is a way for our community to supplement state funding. This helps ensure a well-rounded, quality education for our students.
Central Kitsap voters decided in 2016 to continue levy-supported services for our students. It provides $20.8 million each year.
What Does the Levy Fund?
The school support levy provides funding in nearly every area of our day-to-day operations. It helps pay for things the state doesn’t fully fund, such as:
- Activities and athletics
- Arts, drama and music
- Classroom computers
- Smaller class sizes
- Special education
- Teachers and staff
Finally, this amount allows us to remain qualified for Heavy Impact Aid from the federal government. These funds represent an additional $6 million in each year of the proposed levy.
Are There Tax Exemptions for Senior Citizens or Those Who Are Disabled?
Yes. Senior and disabled citizens who meet certain income requirements may be exempt from part or all of local school levy taxes. To learn more, call the Kitsap County Assessor’s Office at 360-337-4904. Some senior citizens may also quality for tax relief by volunteering in our schools. For more information, call CKSD Community Schools at 360-662-1635.