Dear WVSD Families and Community Members, We asked the community to consider a levy replacement and bond in yesterday’s election. As of the first ballot count, our levy has passed, but our bond will not reach enough votes for approval. Levies require 50%+1 voter approval and Bonds need 60% voter approval to pass. We are grateful to our community for approving the levy. While we are disappointed the bond did not pass, we know this is a challenging time for school funding. We asked voters to consider two propositions:
A three-year replacement of our Educational Programs and Operations Levy to continue funding for programs and services that support students and schools for the next three years. This levy replacement funds important staff positions including nurses, counselors, custodians, and security, and student activities including athletics and extracurricular activities.
A bond to address our highest facilities needs including a new Centennial Middle School, having kindergarten join their elementary community, a new campus for West Valley City School and Spokane Valley High School, and safety updates around the district.
Thank you to the voters who considered these measures and for exercising their civic responsibility this election day. Thank you to our dedicated staff and to the West Valley Votes Committee who volunteered their time to make sure the community had the information about the importance of these measures. District staff will gather to figure out a plan forward to address the highest facilities need s. More information will be shared as it becomes available. -WVSD Team
Be informed and be sure to vote
Do you have questions about the two resolutions on the February 13 ballot? We welcome you to attend an informational meeting on Tuesday, January 30 from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Millwood Masonic Center, 3219 N Argonne Road. Attendees are asked to enter through the back door (next to Bottles). District staff will be presenting, and there will be time for community members to ask questions about the EP&O replacement levy and bond.
If you are unable to attend this meeting, there are other ways you can learn more:
Visit our website, bit.ly/WVbondlevy2024 , to review tax rates, access videos, peruse FAQs and more.
Access the district’s levy and bond presentation as well as the mailed newsletter at this link .
Contact the district directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or 509-924-2150 with any questions.
Keeping You In The Know
We appreciate our School Board!
January is National School Board appreciation month, and we are incredibly grateful for the school board members and student representatives who serve WVSD. They spend countless hours learning about school programs, attending student activities, reviewing policy and celebrating the amazing things that happen in our district day in and day out. Thank you to current board members Adam, Amy, Bob, Dan and Pam as well as our student reps Derek and Jay!
CMS offers Family Steam Night Elementary and middle school families are invited to a free Family Steam Night on February 29 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Centennial Middle School, 915 N Ella Rd. Students are able to purchase and build a CO2 car kit in advance that they can race that night. Pizza will also be available for purchase that night. For more info, click here .
Are you registered to vote?
If you haven’t already registered to vote in the February 13 special election, there are several ways you can do so.
Online: Go to votewa.gov by February 5 to register to vote, update your registration or sign up for text messages.
By mail: Fill out a voter registration form that can be found in various languages at bit.ly/3vvLfNK . Forms must be received by February 5.
I n person: Register in person by February 13 at the County Auditor's Office located at 1033 W Gardner Ave, Spokane WA 99260 between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Survey offered to Asian Americans Asians and Asian Americans living in Spokane County are invited to complete a Community Health Assessment Survey to help Asians for Collective Liberation in Spokane better understand the community’s diversity, strengths, needs and well-being. For translated and printed forms, contact email@example.com .
February 13 Election Day - Don’t forget to vote!
February 19 Presidents Day holiday (no school)
March 6-8 Elementary and middle school conferences
April 1-5 Spring Break
To be directed to the 2023-24 WVSD calendar, click here.