San Juan school districts face big budget shortfalls due to levy cap
Jan 8, 2021
A law to make state education funding more equitable has had the opposite effect in the San Juan Islands. While San Juan property owners are paying more in state education taxes, less funding is going towards local schools. A new cap on local enrichment levies limits some districts from collecting the entire amount of local education taxes that voters have previously approved. These changes have left the islands’ smaller, rural districts - which already have higher expenses per student than more populated areas - hundreds of thousands of dollars in the red...
Sad to read of how little was raised by this appeal last Fall to contribute $ towards this School District shortfall. It was such an easy pitch, chip in what was already approved. No doubt these are unique and difficult times, but seriously folks what is a community without functioning K-12 public schools for our neighborhood... Read All