The Manson School Board has passed a resolution placing a levy proposition on the February 14th 2017 Chelan County special election ballot. If approved, the levy would replace an expiring Maintenance and Operations (M & O) Levy passed by voters in February 2015.
The proposed levy is for 2 years 2018 & 2019 (Manson has historically run 2 year levies).
The current voter approved amount scheduled to be collected this year (2017) is $1,246,364. The proposed amounts are: 2018 $1,333,609 2019 $1,426,962
Manson’s M & O levy funding is approximately 14% of the district’s total funding and pays for:
- Maintenance of school facilities, including custodial staff, equipment, supplies and all utility expenses.
- Instructional programs/technology:
o College and advance placement courses in the high school
o Preschool for all 4 year olds
o High school internships program
o Support of the arts (music, drama, art)
o Vocational classes (shop, ag classes, business, technology)
o Technology support
o Replacement of computers/devices
- Beyond the School Day Programs
o After school enrichment and academic intervention classes
o Middle/High school athletics (coaches, referees, travel, uniforms, equipment)
o Clubs (pep band, FBLA, FFA, Knowledge Bowl).
- Food Service (supplements inadequate state funding)
An informational meeting for the public will be held at Manson High School on February 8th at 6:30PM and additional informational meetings can be scheduled (687-3140). Information is also available on the district website at www.manson.org including an individual tax calculator where taxpayers can determine their estimated local school tax using their property assessed value amounts.