Educational Programs & Operations Levy

  • School Funding
    Highline's School Funding
    Thank you voters for renewing Highline's three-year levy in the February 2015 election. This levy expires at the end of December 2018. 
    A levy is a locally-approved tax based on property values.
    Our current levy makes up 21% of the budget for teaching students and operating schools above the costs covered by the state. 

    Levy dollars pay for basic day-to-day operations of schools not fully funded by the state, such as:

    • Teachers and support staff
    • Textbooks, technology, and learning materials
    • Bus transportation
    • Building maintenance
    • Security staff
    • Special education
    • Teacher training
    • Athletics and activities