2022 Replacement Educational Programs & Operations Levy

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Our Letter to Our Community

  • 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 Friday, Jan. 21, 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?

How Orting's New Construction and Improvement Value Affects Local Levy Rates

Orting School District Historical Ballot Measures

Orting School District Historical Ballot Measures
  • *- The requested rate for the 2023-26 Levy