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Burlington-Edison High School
301 N Burlington Blvd, Burlington, WA 98233
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Allen Elementary School
17145 Cook Rd, Bow, WA 98232
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Bay View Elementary School
15241 Josh Wilson Rd, Burlington, WA 98233
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Edison Elementary School
5801 Main Ave, Bow, WA 98232
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Lucille Umbarger Elementary School
820 S Skagit St, Burlington, WA 98233
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West View Elementary School
515 W Victoria Ave, Burlington, WA 98233
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Local levies for our students and schools

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Burlington-Edison School District Levy Renewals

February 8, 2022 election

The Burlington-Edison School District is asking voters to consider renewing two funding measures in the February 8, 2022 election. These measures are not new taxes, but allow us to continue funding for staff, programs, technology and building repairs.

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The replacement Educational Programs and Operations Levy would continue funding for:

  • School staff: 25 percent of our General Education and support staff is levy funded, including classroom teachers, paraeducators/support staff, counselors, custodians, bus drivers, food support and maintenance staff.

  • Academic programs: special education and highly capable programs 

  • Student services: counseling, social-emotional supports, school breakfast/lunch, transportation, school-based health services, safety and security

  • Classroom materials: textbooks and classroom supplies

  • Student activities: music, clubs and athletics, fine arts

The replacement Capital Projects and Technology Levy would continue funding for:

  • Access to technology: Chromebooks for students, improvements to learning spaces and technology in our buildings, hot spots for students/families, subscription services for digital learning

  • School staff: library staff, career and technical staff, support staff for technology and ongoing technology training for teachers and staff 

  • School safety: upgraded fire alarms, security cameras, sprinkler systems

  • Health and facility maintenance of schools: roofing, heating and cooling repairs, boiler replacement, paint

Why do we need to ask voters to consider these levies?

The state does not fully fund education in our state. Like most districts, B-ESD needs to seek local, voter-approved funding to help pay for staff, programs, technology, student supports and building repair and maintenance. All local levies approved by voters stay in our district to support our students, staff, and schools.

What do the two levies cost?

The levies are not new taxes but replace levies that expire in 2022. If approved, the combined tax rate for our local educational bond and levies will be below $3 per $1,000 of assessed property value.

All funding approved by B-ESD voters stays in the district to fund B-ESD schools.

Educational Programs and Operations Levy renewal
  • Four-year levy

  • Replaces existing levy that expires in 2022

  • $46.9 million collected over four years from 2023-2026

  • If approved: tax rate of $2.10 per $1,000 of assessed property value

  • Current rate: $2.12 (it dropped from the voter-approved rate four years ago of $2.50)

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Capital Projects and Technology Levy renewal
  • Four-year levy

  • Replaces existing levy that expires in 2022

  • $14.4 million collected over four years from 2023-2026

  • If approved: tax rate drops over four years – 72 cents, 67 cents, 62 cents, 58 cents per $1,000 of assessed property value

  • Current rate: 28 cents per $1,000 of assessed property value (the rate dropped from the voter-approved of $1.84 four years ago)

Levy Year EP&O Tax Rate CP/Tech Levy Tax Rate Bond Tax Rate Combined Total
2021 (current) $2.21 $0.28 $0.15 $2.55
2022 (projected) $2.05 $0.26 $0.15 $2.46
2023 $2.10 $0.72 $0.15 $2.97
2024 $2.10 $0.67 $0.15 $2.92
2025 $2.10 $0.62 $ - $2.72
2026 $2.10 $0.58 $ - $2.68