What is an operating levy?

An operating levy is for learning, a bond referendum is for building. We’re asking for an operating levy — a legally separate funding stream that voters can approve to support classroom and educational programs, including day-to-day operating expenses. Operating levies pay for the things that really matter — quality staffing, quality curriculum and supplies, cleaning and safety. 

If Question 1 is approved, the funds will only be spent on supporting student learning and hiring and keeping high-quality teachers and staff. If Question 2 is approved, funds can only be used to maintain and expand vocational, technical and career classes; create more opportunities for students to earn college credits; add apprenticeships; and provide training and mentoring to prepare graduates for success in careers and college. Question 2 can only pass if Q1 passes.