Voters will decide whether to provide money to the Methow Valley School District for facilities upgrades and new school buses in two separate levies next month.
The Methow Valley School board approved a recommendation from Superintendent Tom Venable on Wednesday (March 11) to put two levies on the April 28 ballot – $4.5 million for school and campus facilities and $800,000 for six school buses.
Facilities upgrades include a communications and emergency response system, sidewalks, and heating and ventilation systems.
If approved, the $4.5-million capital improvements levy would be paid off in six years. The $800,000 transportation levy would be paid off in two years, as required by state law.
The combined levies would add 89 cents per $1,000 of valuation to property-tax bills.
Ballots will be mailed the second week in April.