The East Valley School District isn’t the only one looking for a little financial help from voters on Feb. 11.
The Central Valley School District is seeking passage of an $11.8 million levy in order to hire a public safety worker and also funding to continue to offer electives and extracurricular activities.
Central Valley currently is collecting $1.50 for every $1,000 in assessed property value from its constituents. If the levy passes, the rate would increase by another $1 in 2021. District officials say that just over 80 percent of CV’s budget comes from the state, while the rest is financed by levy dollars.
The district currently has two resource deputies from the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office and Liberty Lake Police. The levy would pay for an additional staff member who would deal with security. The levy would maintain other services.
If the levy fails, administrators say there will likely be cuts but have not specified in what areas.
Ballots are currently in the mail and must be returned by Feb. 11.