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Selah levy would fund school programs, athletics and technology

Selah levy would fund school programs, athletics and technology

SELAH, Wash. - Selah school leaders are encouraging voters to vote yes for a levy that'll help fund school programs.

This is not a new tax, but will replace another levy that's expiring at the end of the year.

It will actually cost property owners about $2 less per $1,000 of assessed property value. For someone who owns a $200,000 home, they would pay about $300 a year.

Selah Superintendent Shane Backlund said it would bring in around $3 million for the next two years and will fund things the state doesn't cover like technology and more.

"Student support which helps with things like campus security, nursing support, professional development, structural materials is the student learning bucket," Backlund said. "Then we have athletics and activities all funded from this levy."

This levy needs 50.1 percent from voters to pass.

It will be on the ballot for the special election on Tuesday February 12.

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