Chimacum volunteers are off and running for February schools’ Proposition 1 levy

Posted 12/29/20

The volunteer committee working to pass the Chimacum School District’s February replacement levy to fund school operations has gotten off to a good start, District Superintendent David Engle …

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Chimacum volunteers are off and running for February schools’ Proposition 1 levy

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The volunteer committee working to pass the Chimacum School District’s February replacement levy to fund school operations has gotten off to a good start, District Superintendent David Engle told the school board at its  meeting last week.

“The levy committee is up and running,” Engle said.

Maren Johnson is the chair of the committee and the committee has met several times already.

“She’s incredible,” Engle said, and added praise for the group overall,   which includes Eric Jorgensen, Cammy Brown, Mike Aman, Jared Shepherd, Sandy Hershelman, Ann Abraham, Art Clarke, School Board Member Tami Robocker and Engle.

“We’ve got quite a schedule in front of us between now and Feb. 9,” he added.

“I’m just so excited about the committee that’s come together,” said Board Chair Kristina Mayer.

“That’s really a powerhouse committee,” she added.

Volunteers have organized sign waving at three different locations in late January.

“I’m signing the entire board up for sign waving with Art,” Robocker added. “Art volunteered; I did not volunteer Art.”

“We’ll be there,” Mayer said.

Called Proposition 1, Chimacum schools’ property tax levy measure in February will be used to pay for educational programs and operations.

The four-year levy is a replacement measure for a current one for Chimacum schools that expires this year.

If approved by voters during a special election Feb. 9, the levy will assess 85.7 cents per $1,000 of assessed property value in 2021.

The levy rate per $1,000 will fall in the following years to 84.4 cents in 2023, 83.1 cents in 2024, and 81.7 cents in 2025.

The levy is expected to raise $2.1 million for the school district in 2022.

In 2023, it will bring in $2.15 million; in 2024, $2.2 million; and in 2025, $2.25 million.

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