Capital Projects & Technology Replacement Levy

Tax Graphic 2022

Tax Rate Breakdown

Proposed Capital Projects & Technology Replacement Levy income will pay for capital projects, such as flooring, roofing, safety upgrades, painting, equipment replacement, and other similar essentials. This levy also pays for technology items like computers for staff and students, software, continued software licensing, staff training, and technology infrastructure. Levy dollars provide for those needs that are not covered by state or federal funds.
Educational Programs & Operations Levy covers costs that are not fully funded by state apportionment such as reduced class sizes, staff salaries, general building maintenance, extra-curricular athletics and activities, and student transportation.
Facilities Bond taxes pay for the principal and interest payments on the bonds that funded our new Stanwood High School, Church Creek Campus, Maintenance & Technology Center, and Athletic Facilities.

Projected Expenses

Levy Allocation Graphic



This proposed local replacement levy on the April 26, 2022 special election ballot would fund critical facility and technology needs not funded by the state. 

50% is to be used for long-term facility needs and 50% is to be used to upgrade the technology used for student learning and staff/personnel computers at all schools.

This is not a new tax. This is a replacement of an expiring levy and will not raise taxes currently being paid if it is approved. We are committed to keeping the rates as stable as possible. The estimated tax rate per $1,000 of the assessed property value is $0.27 for each year of this proposed levy. If approved on April 26, 2022, the total local school tax rate is expected to drop in 2023 and is anticipated to decrease over the next four years. Property values may fluctuate, but according to state law, schools collect no more than the total dollar amount voters approve. When property values rise, rates go down.

If the levy fails a second time, the district may not place it on the ballot again until 2023. Planned capital projects would be delayed and the district would not be able to adequately maintain and upgrade its technology for student learning. 

The district cannot wait until November to resubmit the levy for approval. When voters renew levy funding, the amount is approved by calendar years, January through December. However, public school district budgets are written by the school year which starts each September 1, running 12 months to August 31 of the following year. Public school budget planning begins in the spring for the next school year. To do so, school leaders must know how many dollars are available.

Election date

In the April 26, 2022 election, Stanwood-Camano’s Capital Projects and Technology replacement levy requires a simple majority, or 50% + 1 of the votes cast, to pass.

How can I vote?

Please register to vote through the Washington Secretary of State election website if you haven’t already done so. The April 26, 2022, special election is an all-mail election. Registered voters who live in the Stanwood-Camano School District boundary will receive their ballot around April 8, 2022. Ballots must be postmarked by Tuesday, April 26, 2022. No postage is required to return your ballot. There is a secure ballot drop box near the Stanwood Library at 9701 271st St NW and at the Island County Administration Building at 121 N East Camano Drive on Camano Island. The dropbox is open until 8 p.m. on Election Night.

We are committed to openness and transparency. Please call 360-629-1200 or send an email to [email protected] with any questions you may have about this proposed levy.