Voters in Pullman will go to the polls Tuesday to decide the fate of two levies for the public schools.It's your next to last chance to vote the old-fashioned way.
The maintenance and operations levy will collect at most $3.68 per $1,000 of property valuation, and the technology levy is based on a collection rate of 19-20 cents per $1,000 valuation. If approved, the levies will continue taxes collected in recent years for school operations.
The M&O levy would run for two years, collecting $3,645,000 in 2007 and $3,700,000 in 2008. Funds raised account for about 23 percent of the operating budget of the Pullman public school system.
The technology levy, the smaller of the two measures on the ballot, supports the replacement of obsolete computers and software. One of the district’s short-term goals is increased Internet access.
Computers are considered as capital under Washington law. Therefore, they can only be bought via the special technology levy.
The technology levy would collect $200,000 per year for each of six years.
IF YOU VOTE
WHAT: Pullman school election WHEN: Tuesday. Polling stations open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. WHERE: Sunnyside Grade School, 425 SW Shirley; Pioneer Center, 240 SE Dexter; City Hall, 325 SE Paradise; Pullman High School, Larry Street and Hall Drive; Jefferson Elementary, 1150 NW Bryant St.; Presbyterian Church, 1630 NE Stadium Way; Rural Fire District #12, 912 W. Main St.; Albion Town Hall, Main Street WHAT TO BRING: Identification including photo ID (driver’s license, state ID card, student ID card, or tribal ID card); voter registration card; utility bill; bank statement; paycheck; government check; or other government document.
Monday, February 06, 2006
"School levy vote set Tuesday in Pullman"
From today's Moscow-Pullman Daily News: