Replacement Levy Approved: Thank You Voters!

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Replacement Levy Approved: Thank You Voters!
Thank you voters graphicNearly 70 percent of voters have approved Olympia School District’s Educational Programs and Operations Replacement Levy in the February 13, 2024 Special Election, according to final, official election results.

The final set of results released on February 23, 2024 show the measure received 12,758 yes votes (68.97%) compared to 5,741 no votes (31.03%). A levy requires 50 percent-plus one yes vote for approval. The Thurston County Auditor’s Office Elections Division certified election results on February 23, 2024.

“We are so grateful to Olympia School District voters who continue to support our students, staff and families,” said Superintendent Patrick Murphy. “We can’t thank the community enough for their partnership.”

The levy replaces an expiring four-year educational programs and operations levy that voters approved in February 2020. It pays for programs and services that are not fully funded by state basic education funding. This includes some classroom and districtwide support staff such as paraeducators, custodians, social and mental health supports, and security staff. Levy funds also help support middle and high school athletics and activities, transportation outside of the basic school day, special education, visual and performing arts programs, staff professional development, and maintenance and operations.

The Educational Programs and Operations Replacement Levy makes up about 16% of the district’s budgeted revenue.