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Depending on where you live, you may have one of the below school district races on your ballot.

  • VOTE YES

    Vote YES to continue funding Auburn School District’s budget

  • Auburn’s school district is a cornerstone of the community, and everyone benefits when our students are safe, happy, and successful at school. Auburn School District Proposition 1 would replace the expiring levy that covers educational programs and operations costs not already funded by the state.

    Proposition 1, if passed, would ensure that day-to-day funding for our students continues through a replacement levy on excess property taxes at a rate of $2.50 per $1,000 of assessed value over four years. The public revenue raised - an estimated $51.8 million in 2025 alone, or $1,475 a year for the owner of a median-priced $590,000 Auburn house - will support all athletic and arts programs, family resources, health and safety staff, special education programs, and more. The measure has earned strong community support.

    Vote Yes on Auburn School District Proposition 1 to continue equipping our students for bright futures.

    Last updated: 2024-01-22

    Auburn’s school district is a cornerstone of the community, and everyone benefits when our students are safe, happy, and successful at school. Auburn School District Proposition 1 would replace the expiring levy that covers educational programs and operations costs not already funded by the state.

    Proposition 1, if passed, would ensure that day-to-day funding for our students continues through a replacement levy on excess property taxes at a rate of $2.50 per $1,000 of assessed value over four years. The public revenue raised - an estimated $51.8 million in 2025 alone, or $1,475 a year for the owner of a median-priced $590,000 Auburn house - will support all athletic and arts programs, family resources, health and safety staff, special education programs, and more. The measure has earned strong community support.

    Vote Yes on Auburn School District Proposition 1 to continue equipping our students for bright futures.

    Auburn’s school district is a cornerstone of the community, and everyone benefits when our students are safe, happy, and successful at school. Auburn School District Proposition 1 would replace the expiring levy that covers educational programs and operations costs not already funded by the state.

    Proposition 1, if passed, would ensure that day-to-day funding for our students continues through a replacement levy on excess property taxes at a rate of $2.50 per $1,000 of assessed value over four years. The public revenue raised - an estimated $51.8 million in 2025 alone, or $1,475 a year for the owner of a median-priced $590,000 Auburn house - will support all athletic and arts programs, family resources, health and safety staff, special education programs, and more. The measure has earned strong community support.

    Vote Yes on Auburn School District Proposition 1 to continue equipping our students for bright futures.

  • VOTE YES

    Vote YES to better equip Orting students

  • If passed by voters, Orting School District Proposition 1 would issue $117,000,000 of general obligation bonds to finance key investments to reduce overcrowding, provide career preparation resources, and improve school safety in our district, which now boasts 800 more students than the current system was designed for.

    Proposition 1 would fund key capital improvements including authorizing the construction of a new elementary school, repaying debt, adding temporary facilities, and upgrading existing schools. To manage the influx of students, the proposition would expand and provide security upgrades to Ptarmigan Ridge Elementary, improve health and safety at Orting Middle School, and invest in both career and technical education as well as STEM learning at Orting High School. Together, these improvements will better equip our schools so that all Orting students can access the education they need to build a bright future.

    All students deserve updated, spacious, and safe learning spaces. Vote Yes on Orting School District Proposition 1 to ensure that our school districts have the resources needed to offer our students a high-quality education, mental and physical health support, and opportunities for their future.

    Last updated: 2024-01-24

    If passed by voters, Orting School District Proposition 1 would issue $117,000,000 of general obligation bonds to finance key investments to reduce overcrowding, provide career preparation resources, and improve school safety in our district, which now boasts 800 more students than the current system was designed for.

    Proposition 1 would fund key capital improvements including authorizing the construction of a new elementary school, repaying debt, adding temporary facilities, and upgrading existing schools. To manage the influx of students, the proposition would expand and provide security upgrades to Ptarmigan Ridge Elementary, improve health and safety at Orting Middle School, and invest in both career and technical education as well as STEM learning at Orting High School. Together, these improvements will better equip our schools so that all Orting students can access the education they need to build a bright future.

    All students deserve updated, spacious, and safe learning spaces. Vote Yes on Orting School District Proposition 1 to ensure that our school districts have the resources needed to offer our students a high-quality education, mental and physical health support, and opportunities for their future.

    If passed by voters, Orting School District Proposition 1 would issue $117,000,000 of general obligation bonds to finance key investments to reduce overcrowding, provide career preparation resources, and improve school safety in our district, which now boasts 800 more students than the current system was designed for.

    Proposition 1 would fund key capital improvements including authorizing the construction of a new elementary school, repaying debt, adding temporary facilities, and upgrading existing schools. To manage the influx of students, the proposition would expand and provide security upgrades to Ptarmigan Ridge Elementary, improve health and safety at Orting Middle School, and invest in both career and technical education as well as STEM learning at Orting High School. Together, these improvements will better equip our schools so that all Orting students can access the education they need to build a bright future.

    All students deserve updated, spacious, and safe learning spaces. Vote Yes on Orting School District Proposition 1 to ensure that our school districts have the resources needed to offer our students a high-quality education, mental and physical health support, and opportunities for their future.

    Orting School District No. 344 Proposition No. 1

    If passed by voters, Orting School District Proposition 1 would issue $117,000,000 of general obligation bonds to finance key investments to reduce overcrowding, provide career preparation resources, and improve school safety in our district, which now boasts 800 more students than the current sy

  • VOTE YES

    Vote YES to support vital funding for Puyallup schools

  • Puyallup’s school district thrives when students and staff have the resources, infrastructure, and support they need. Puyallup School District Proposition 1 authorizes a capital levy on excess property taxes in order to restore, improve, and replace long-neglected school infrastructure.

    Proposed to address critical maintenance and vital facility improvements, the levy would finance a range of upgrades in building infrastructure, learning technology, school safety, and outdoor learning and security to bring the school district up to code and into better alignment with student needs. Some specific improvements that the levy would target include heating, cooling, lighting, broadband, fire and security systems, disability accommodations, audio/visual classroom equipment, athletic infrastructure, software, and hardware. At a rate of $0.87 per $1,000 of assessed value, the levy would cost the owner of a median-priced $550,000 Puyallup home about $479 a year. 

    A properly funded school district is a cornerstone of a healthy community, and students, staff, and families of our school district deserve to feel confident that Puyallup offers a quality education in a safe and welcoming environment.

    Vote Yes on Puyallup School District Proposition 1.

    Last updated: 2024-01-22

    Puyallup’s school district thrives when students and staff have the resources, infrastructure, and support they need. Puyallup School District Proposition 1 authorizes a capital levy on excess property taxes in order to restore, improve, and replace long-neglected school infrastructure.

    Proposed to address critical maintenance and vital facility improvements, the levy would finance a range of upgrades in building infrastructure, learning technology, school safety, and outdoor learning and security to bring the school district up to code and into better alignment with student needs. Some specific improvements that the levy would target include heating, cooling, lighting, broadband, fire and security systems, disability accommodations, audio/visual classroom equipment, athletic infrastructure, software, and hardware. At a rate of $0.87 per $1,000 of assessed value, the levy would cost the owner of a median-priced $550,000 Puyallup home about $479 a year. 

    A properly funded school district is a cornerstone of a healthy community, and students, staff, and families of our school district deserve to feel confident that Puyallup offers a quality education in a safe and welcoming environment.

    Vote Yes on Puyallup School District Proposition 1.

    Puyallup’s school district thrives when students and staff have the resources, infrastructure, and support they need. Puyallup School District Proposition 1 authorizes a capital levy on excess property taxes in order to restore, improve, and replace long-neglected school infrastructure.

    Proposed to address critical maintenance and vital facility improvements, the levy would finance a range of upgrades in building infrastructure, learning technology, school safety, and outdoor learning and security to bring the school district up to code and into better alignment with student needs. Some specific improvements that the levy would target include heating, cooling, lighting, broadband, fire and security systems, disability accommodations, audio/visual classroom equipment, athletic infrastructure, software, and hardware. At a rate of $0.87 per $1,000 of assessed value, the levy would cost the owner of a median-priced $550,000 Puyallup home about $479 a year. 

    A properly funded school district is a cornerstone of a healthy community, and students, staff, and families of our school district deserve to feel confident that Puyallup offers a quality education in a safe and welcoming environment.

    Vote Yes on Puyallup School District Proposition 1.

    Puyallup School District No. 3 Special Election Proposition No. 1

    Puyallup’s school district thrives when students and staff have the resources, infrastructure, and support they need. Puyallup School District Proposition 1 authorizes a capital levy on excess property taxes in order to restore, improve, and replace long-neglected school infrastructure.

  • VOTE YES

    Vote YES to continue critical funding for our schools

  • When our schools invest in the potential of our students, the entire Sumner-Bonney Lake community benefits, and this election voters will have an opportunity to ensure that all students receive the opportunities, resources, and information they need to enter today’s world. If approved, Sumner-Bonney Lake School District Proposition 1 would replace the expiring educational programs and operations levy which currently accounts for 16 percent of the day-to-day budget that is not covered by state funds

    Proposition 1 does not propose a new tax, but rather replaces an existing levy that currently covers essential daily operations for districtwide K-12 schooling in the city at a new rate of about $2.50 per $1,000 in assessed property value for four years. The owner of a median-priced $500,000 home in the county would pay about $1,250 a year. The value of the expenses currently financed by the levy can't be overstated and include special education programs, safety measures, educational materials, athletic and arts budgets, general maintenance needs, and salaries of teachers, counselors, and nurses. The proposition has received strong support from local progressive and education-focused organizations. 

    Vote Yes on Sumner-Bonney Lake School District Proposition 1 to continue critical public revenue for our schools.

    Last updated: 2024-01-24

    When our schools invest in the potential of our students, the entire Sumner-Bonney Lake community benefits, and this election voters will have an opportunity to ensure that all students receive the opportunities, resources, and information they need to enter today’s world. If approved, Sumner-Bonney Lake School District Proposition 1 would replace the expiring educational programs and operations levy which currently accounts for 16 percent of the day-to-day budget that is not covered by state funds

    Proposition 1 does not propose a new tax, but rather replaces an existing levy that currently covers essential daily operations for districtwide K-12 schooling in the city at a new rate of about $2.50 per $1,000 in assessed property value for four years. The owner of a median-priced $500,000 home in the county would pay about $1,250 a year. The value of the expenses currently financed by the levy can't be overstated and include special education programs, safety measures, educational materials, athletic and arts budgets, general maintenance needs, and salaries of teachers, counselors, and nurses. The proposition has received strong support from local progressive and education-focused organizations. 

    Vote Yes on Sumner-Bonney Lake School District Proposition 1 to continue critical public revenue for our schools.

    When our schools invest in the potential of our students, the entire Sumner-Bonney Lake community benefits, and this election voters will have an opportunity to ensure that all students receive the opportunities, resources, and information they need to enter today’s world. If approved, Sumner-Bonney Lake School District Proposition 1 would replace the expiring educational programs and operations levy which currently accounts for 16 percent of the day-to-day budget that is not covered by state funds

    Proposition 1 does not propose a new tax, but rather replaces an existing levy that currently covers essential daily operations for districtwide K-12 schooling in the city at a new rate of about $2.50 per $1,000 in assessed property value for four years. The owner of a median-priced $500,000 home in the county would pay about $1,250 a year. The value of the expenses currently financed by the levy can't be overstated and include special education programs, safety measures, educational materials, athletic and arts budgets, general maintenance needs, and salaries of teachers, counselors, and nurses. The proposition has received strong support from local progressive and education-focused organizations. 

    Vote Yes on Sumner-Bonney Lake School District Proposition 1 to continue critical public revenue for our schools.

    Sumner-Bonney Lake School District No. 320 Proposition No. 1

    When our schools invest in the potential of our students, the entire Sumner-Bonney Lake community benefits, and this election voters will have an opportunity to ensure that all students receive the opportunities, resources, and information they need to enter today’s world.

  • VOTE YES

    Vote APPROVED to improve our aging schools

  • When our local schools are well-funded and properly resourced, the entire community benefits. Tacoma School District Proposition 1 would issue $650,000,000 of general obligation bonds (maturing within 25 years) in order to finance key neighborhood school improvements and safety upgrades.

    The proposition, if approved by voters, would authorize the district to replace five schools, improve K-12 learning environments throughout the district, implement upgrades to safety infrastructure, repair utility systems, improve ADA accessibility, and more. Major upgrades to several other schools would also be funded, including Franklin Elementary, Hilltop Heritage Middle School, and Silas High School. This measure is supported by local progressive leaders and an impressive number of community organizations, many of them related to youth services.

    The district states that if Proposition 1 is approved by voters, the increased cost to the average Tacoma homeowner would be $7.53 per month or $90 a year. 

    We know that in order to provide learning environments that bring the best out of all students, we need to invest in teachers, classroom resources, and supportive services for all needs. Vote to approve Tacoma School District Proposition 1 so that all Tacoma students have the environment and resources they need to get a strong education.

    Last updated: 2024-01-22

    When our local schools are well-funded and properly resourced, the entire community benefits. Tacoma School District Proposition 1 would issue $650,000,000 of general obligation bonds (maturing within 25 years) in order to finance key neighborhood school improvements and safety upgrades.

    The proposition, if approved by voters, would authorize the district to replace five schools, improve K-12 learning environments throughout the district, implement upgrades to safety infrastructure, repair utility systems, improve ADA accessibility, and more. Major upgrades to several other schools would also be funded, including Franklin Elementary, Hilltop Heritage Middle School, and Silas High School. This measure is supported by local progressive leaders and an impressive number of community organizations, many of them related to youth services.

    The district states that if Proposition 1 is approved by voters, the increased cost to the average Tacoma homeowner would be $7.53 per month or $90 a year. 

    We know that in order to provide learning environments that bring the best out of all students, we need to invest in teachers, classroom resources, and supportive services for all needs. Vote to approve Tacoma School District Proposition 1 so that all Tacoma students have the environment and resources they need to get a strong education.

    When our local schools are well-funded and properly resourced, the entire community benefits. Tacoma School District Proposition 1 would issue $650,000,000 of general obligation bonds (maturing within 25 years) in order to finance key neighborhood school improvements and safety upgrades.

    The proposition, if approved by voters, would authorize the district to replace five schools, improve K-12 learning environments throughout the district, implement upgrades to safety infrastructure, repair utility systems, improve ADA accessibility, and more. Major upgrades to several other schools would also be funded, including Franklin Elementary, Hilltop Heritage Middle School, and Silas High School. This measure is supported by local progressive leaders and an impressive number of community organizations, many of them related to youth services.

    The district states that if Proposition 1 is approved by voters, the increased cost to the average Tacoma homeowner would be $7.53 per month or $90 a year. 

    We know that in order to provide learning environments that bring the best out of all students, we need to invest in teachers, classroom resources, and supportive services for all needs. Vote to approve Tacoma School District Proposition 1 so that all Tacoma students have the environment and resources they need to get a strong education.

    Tacoma School District No. 10 Special Election - Proposition No. 1

    When our local schools are well-funded and properly resourced, the entire community benefits. Tacoma School District Proposition 1 would issue $650,000,000 of general obligation bonds (maturing within 25 years) in order to finance key neighborhood school improvements and safety upgrades.