Thank you, Voters!

On February 8, 2022, local voters approved Royal School District's two-year Educational Programs & Operations (EP&O) Levy. This replacement levy is NOT a new tax - it replaces the expiring EP&O Levy last approved by voters in 2020.

2022 Levy Quick Facts

  • A levy is a locally-approved tax based on property values.
  • Royal’s 2022 replacement levy is not a new tax.
  • The levy pays for educational programs not fully funded by the state, including smaller classroom staffing, athletics, extra-curricular activities, school counselors, student health services and nurses, CTE programs, technology, and much more.
  • The proposed levy rate is $1.61 beginning in 2023, and $1.59 in 2024.
  • These proposed rates are below the state levy cap of $2.50. (Rates are per $1,000 assessed value.)
  • The total collection amount for this levy will be $1.37 million in both years.

Levies are for Learning!

A Levy is a local property tax passed by the voters of a school district that generates revenue to fund programs and services that the state does not pay for as part of “basic education.”  Royal School District runs a replacement levy every two years. In Royal, levy dollars help pay for:

  • Smaller classroom staffing
  • Career & Technical Education (CTE), Vocational, and STEM programs
  • Athletics and extra-curricular activities
  • Student health services and nurses
  • School counselors
  • Technology
  • Textbooks, library materials, and curriculum materials
  • …and more!