Vancouver Public Schools levy election results as of Wednesday, Feb. 13
M & O - 65.91%
Tech - 62.42%
Facts about the levies
1. Replacement maintenance and operations levy The maintenance and operations (M & O) levy will replace the levy expiring in 2013. It will continue basic programs and services for three years—2014, 2015 and 2016.
The state provides most, but not all (approximately 67 percent) of the total dollars necessary to maintain basic education. The federal government provides additional funding. Local levy dollars make up the shortfall (approximately 19 percent of the district’s budget). The M & O levy pays for many essential items including teachers, classroom supplies, school safety and security, extracurricular activities and intramural sports, substitutes, and student transportation. Learn more >>>
2. Technology levy The technology levy will upgrade computers and provide technology tools for all students in grades K-12 for six years—2014 through 2019.
New technology is changing the workplace and the way we live. Education must adjust to help students get ready for college and the careers they will pursue in their future. A top priority of Vancouver Public Schools is to create “21st century flexible learning environments.” This initiative calls for technology to be seamlessly embedded in education. The technology levy will provide digital learning tools to help students at all schools and grade levels develop Information Age skills. It will support systems for student learning, teacher training, and parent involvement. Learn more >>>