Ballot Measure #34-284 passed overwhelmingly by a 71.77% to 28.23% margin, and will allow Beaverton schools to preserve 300 teaching positions, maintain class sizes, and help ensure students are prepared for post-high school success.
The results affirm the great support and value from the Beaverton community regarding our children and their education. Thank you, for your efforts, contributions, and passion for our children and their education.
Local Option Levy #34-284 - May 15, 2018
On Monday, January 22, 2018, the Beaverton School Board unanimously adopted a resolution to place a five-year Local Option Levy Renewal on the May 15, 2018 ballot. This is a vote-by-mail election.
If passed, Ballot Measure #34-284 would allow Beaverton schools to preserve 300 teaching positions, maintain class sizes, and help ensure students are prepared for post-high school success. The levy renewal costs $1.25 per $1,000 assessed property value, the same tax rate as the current levy. Homes with the median assessed value of $238,000 would continue to pay about $25 per month. The levy would raise approximately $31 million in the first year.
In 2013, voters approved a five-year local option levy to restore teaching positions that had been cut due to repeated state funding shortfalls. The levy has raised $128 million, and 100% has remained in Beaverton schools to fund approximately 300 teaching positions and reduce class sizes. In the 2017-2018 school year, 158 of these positions were allocated to Beaverton's elementary schools, 53 to middle schools, 70 to high schools, and 18 to options schools.
Local Option Levy Informational Flyers
Local Option Levy Resources
Boleta de votación por correo - 15 DE MAYO