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. 
A levy is a locally-approved tax based on property values.
Levies make 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