Port Angeles School District

Levy Equalization and Levy Lid

What is levy equalization funding?

Levy equalization is the method used by our state to provide equity between the school districts located in the property rich areas and the schools located in areas where the property assessments are lower.  Port Angeles School District has received money from the state because the property values in the district have been lower than the state average.  As a result of the recent increase in assessed valuation in Clallam County, the district estimates that our schools will no longer qualify for levy equalization funding in 2008.

What is a levy lid?

The legislature grants school boards the authority to request local school funds through maintenance and operations levy for up to 24% (the lid) of the total of the district’s state and federal revenues.  Port Angeles School District may not collect more than this levy amount, even if the voters approve a higher amount.  The levy amounts decline in 2010 and 2011 because of the levy lid.

 

Levy Equalization
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
$933,115
$761,354
$0
$0
$0
$0
Voted Levy
$6,280,228
$6,536,071
$7,510,043
$7,718,005
$7,496,372
$7,439,312
Totals
$7,213,343
$7,297,425
$7,510,043
$7,718,005
$7,496,372
$7,439,312

Levy questions, comments and suggestions may be sent via email to:  levy@portangelesschools.org, or by U.S. Mail to:  Superintendent, Port Angeles School District, 216 East Fourth Street, Port Angeles, WA  98362.