School Levy 2021
What is a school levy?
- School levies support essential programs, staff and services that provide a quality education for our students.
- Voter approval will not raise the tax rate.
- The February 9, 2021 levy replaces the expiring 2018 levy and is not a new tax.
- The 2022-2024 levy tax rate for schools will be less than the 2021 levy tax rate.
What does the levy pay for?
- Necessary staffing: teachers to maintain lower class sizes, nurses to meet students' basic health needs, counselors, social workers, security, custodians and support staff
- Special education programs filling the gap between program costs and funding
- Curriculum, textbooks, teaching, professional development and instructional materials
- Co-curricular & extracurricular activities: music, drama, debate, athletics, STEM camps and after-school activities
- Student intervention & support programs academic, social and emotional supports
- School safety: resource deputies and officers, crossing guards, playground supervisors and school assistants
- Technology: Chromebooks for every student that needs one, classroom technology and Wi-Fi support
School funding sources:
Nearly 14% of the school district's annual budget comes from a voter-approved levy, including state matching funds. With an approved local levy, CVSD would also receive an additional $6.46 million in state matching funds, known as Local Effort Assistance (LEA).
Proposed levy amounts & estimated property tax rate:
KSPS Levy Information
Learn more information about the upcoming levy on February 9th from KSPS television.