• Dear Orting Community,

    On February 8, 2022, you will have the opportunity to approve a four-year replacement educational programs and operations levy (2023-26) for the Orting School District (OSD) Students.

    This is your chance to decide the level of staffing, services, and opportunities our students will receive.

    This replacement levy provides approximately 10% of our operating budget and funds numerous opportunities for OSD students including:

    • After school activities and athletics
    • Classroom instructional materials
    • Special education
    • Technology
    • Safety and security enhancements
    • Staffing and substitutes
    • Staff professional development
    • Transportation services
    • General maintenance equipment and services

    We strive to balance the needs of our students and staff with fiscal responsibility to our voters, which is why we are asking for a four-year replacement levy (2023-26) with an estimated tax rate of $1.88 per $1000 of assessed property, though we are authorized to ask for up to $2.50 per $1,000 of assessed value.

    If approved, our district anticipates collecting:

    • $5.67 million in 2023
    • $6.53 million in 2024
    • $7.5 million in 2025
    • $8.63 million in 2026

    Starting on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022, you will receive your ballots in the mail.

    The deadline to vote is Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022. 

2022 Replacement Levy FAQs

  • What is a School Levy?

  • What does the Replacement Levy Fund?

  • How much will the 2023-26 Levy cost Orting Taxpayers?

  • Why does Orting School District have to request a levy?

  • How is this levy different from the 2020 Levy?

  • If Orting Taxpayers approve the levy, how much money will OSD schools receive per calendar year?

  • Besides helping Orting School District, how does levies benefit Orting?

  • Are local senior citizens exempt from paying for the levy if it's approved?

  • What needs to happen for the 2023-26 Levy to be approved?

  • How can I register to vote or update my voter information?