Renewal of the Educational Programs and Operations (EP&O) Levy
(Formally Known as the Maintenance and Operations (M&O) Levy)
On Tuesday, November 3, 2020, Eastmont School District residents will be asked to vote on a ballot item to renew our current four-year Educational Programs and Operations (EP&O) Levy. This levy is primarily for costs related to supporting core learning activities and our ability to offer elective/specialist classes, field trips, and extracurricular programs such as art, drama, music, and sports.
A local levy is one source (11%) of the three common revenues used for funding Washington public schools. Other sources include general state apportionment based on student enrollment (79%) and federal funds based on exceptional student needs (10%). The remaining 1% consists of facility use fees, student fees, etc.
Although we did not have all students on campus, our expenditures and need to have all programs ready to reopen did not stop. Yes, we have reduced hours and positions, yet buildings, grounds, business office, technology, and administration have all worked non-stop to shift from on-campus to remote, and now back to on-campus. As with other pandemics, this one will end and a new normal will emerge. As it does, Eastmont will need to be ready to continue to get all students to graduation.
Please reference the complete information in our EP&O Fact Sheet below: