Levies are used to help pay for the day-to-day operations of a school district. Levies can pay for staff, programs and services that are either not funded or are not fully funded by the state of Oregon. If the proposed levy renewal passes, 100% of the funds would be used to pay for teacher salaries in the district. No additional funding source for staff positions is available to the district.
Bonds pay for capital construction projects and other infrastructure, like technology and buses. By Oregon law, bond money cannot pay for teaching positions or school programs. In May 2022, Beaverton voters passed a bond to pay for two school rebuilds, seismic upgrades, ventilation improvements and other projects.