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By Dena Martin
The Times 

Waitsburg Seeks Enrichment and Opportunities Levy

District is asking for a $2.71/$1,000 replacement levy


January 25, 2018

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Waitsburg preschool teacher Brittany Zuger and assistant Sofia Mercado (left) talk with students as they enjoy the family-style meal that is part of the program. The cooperative preschool program is funded largely with levy dollars.

WAITSBURG – Voters in the Waitsburg School District will be asked to continue supporting schools by approving an Educational Programs and Operations (EPO) of $2.71 per $1,000 of assessed property value on the Feb. 13 ballot. If passed, the levy will replace the current M&O levy which was approved in 2016 and expires in 2018.

Board members settled on the $2.71 per $1,000 figure to allow for an increase in Walla Walla County property taxes as the result of the McCleary Decision (EHB 2242), estimated at $0.84 per $1,000 of assessed value. The $2.71 from the district, along with the $0.84 fr...

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