“The technology levy is critical for everyone in our community. If approved, it will benefit students, families and educators,” says Jairo Garcia, teacher at Hazel Valley Elementary School. Learn more about his thoughts and experience during Distance Learning.
Technology Levy | November 3, 2020
In November, Highline voters will be asked to approve a two-year, $32.5-million technology levy.
All students need access to technology to learn and be prepared for today's careers.
The emergency transition to distance learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic demonstrated an urgent need for technology funding—for devices, connection, security, support and training.
If passed, the tech levy will provide the tools and support students need to prepare for today's careers. It also addresses the urgent need to support students and teachers with distance learning during the pandemic.
The levy will not increase taxes beyond the current rate. If approved, taxpayers will see a reduction in property taxes. See a complete property tax breakdown.
Need & Impact
All students need access to technology to learn and be prepared for today’s careers. Learn how the technology levy will increase digital equity and access to both distance learning and in-school instruction, if approved.
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Community meetings will be held to learn more about the proposed technology levy and ask questions.
Teaching preschool students with special needs requires training, talent and heart in the classroom, let alone remotely. It also requires technology. Mount View paraeducator Christi Dickerhofe let us photograph her at work in her home office and shared her thoughts!
Listen to or read KNKX Public Radio's report by Youth & Education Reporter Ashley Gross, spotlighting our Tech Levy Town Hall last week.
Mount Rainier High School’s Bontu Balda, class of 2020, tells her story (and our story) about why we are running Prop. 1--a technology levy--in the November election.