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Lakewood levies on April 23 ballot

Learn about the levies on your April 23 ballot: 

Replacement Levy for Educational Programs and Operations 

14% of the district's budget

No tax-rate increase

  • Replaces current EP&O levy that is expiring
  • No tax-rate increase
  • Represents about 14% of the district’s operating budget

This levy ensures that our students have continued access to staff who will support their academic, physical and mental health needs. Examples of these costs include:

  1. Teaching + Support
  2. Special Education
  3. Athletics + Activities
  4. Technology + Operations
  5. Professional Development

Learn More: Replacement Educational Programs & Operations Levy

Educational Programs & Operations Levy  


Capital Improvements and Safety Levy

Capital Improvements and Safety levy

The Capital Improvements and Safety Levy is a new levy. It focuses on the maintenance and preservation of district facilities and safety/security improvements across the district and seeks to address the short-term needs identified by the Citizens’ Facilities Advisory Committee.

MAINTENANCE & PRESERVATION

  • Replace failing roof and aging boiler
  • Improvements to HVAC/heating systems
  • Replace aging electrical panels and flooring
  • Upgrade lighting for cost efficiency and legal compliance

SAFETY & SECURITY

  • Install access control system with lockdown functionality on exterior doors
  • Improve site safety/security with fencing
  • Update fire alarm systems
  • Communication infrastructure improvements
  • Improve student drop-off/pickup traffic flow
  • Repair walkways and improve ADA handicap access

Learn More: Capital Improvements and Safety Levy

Capital Improvements and Safety Levy

 


Remember to vote by April 23, 2024. Need to register or update your voter information? Visit votewa.gov. Ballots must be postmarked by April 23 (no stamp needed) or received in a ballot dropbox by 8 p.m. on April 23. 

April 4 Local ballots mailed
April 15 Last day for voters to register or update voter information online
April 23
Election Day
Last day for voters to register or update voter information in person

Last day for voters to return voted ballot
  County canvassing board certifies the county election results

“These levies are not only an investment in our schools, they are an investment in Lakewood’s future,” said Dr. Erin Murphy, Superintendent. “They provide students with the resources and programs they need to thrive and become future community leaders.”

Senior Exemptions

Some senior (age 61+) and disabled homeowners may be eligible for reduced property tax rates or exemptions. Income thresholds for these programs changed in 2024 and vary from $54,000 to $75,000. To learn more, call the Snohomish County Assessor's Office at (425) 388-3433 or visit their website.

Need to register or update your voter information? Visit votewa.gov