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School board approves levy renewal

The Bainbridge Island School Board voted to put a four-year Program and Operations Levy on the Feb. 10 ballot. The district's current levy, which was put to voters in 2007, will expire at the end of 2010.

The levy amount for 2010 is $7.9 million. Like the current levy, the district will ask for the maximum amount allowable, which is 24.98 percent of state and federal allocations.

With the replacement levy, $8.3 million will be levied in 2011, $8.5 million in 2012, $8.7 million in 2013 and $8.9 million in 2014. The estimated levy rate for 2011 will be $1.33 per thousand dollars of assessed value, and $1.34 per thousand dollars for the following three years.

The currently levy provides funding for 21 percent of day-to-day operating funds, 10 percent of certificated positions and 46 percent of classified staff.

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