Levy & District Budget
McCleary’s Levy and Budget Overview
Educational Programs & Operations Levy
The Educational Programs and Operations (EP&O) Levy provides money for education and operating expenses that are not fully funded by the State. McCleary’s current EP&O levy will expire at the end of 2022. The levy on the November 8 ballot will replace the current levy.
What Our Levy Funds
Our current Levy provides about 14.5% of the district’s estimated budget for each of the two years. These dollars maintain all or a part of many educational programs and services in addition to the maintenance of facilities. Levy funding ensures that McCleary students have access to sports and music, as well as better-resourced Pre-K, special education, and science and technology.
Levy funding is 14.5% of our estimated budget. This two-year levy replaces the current one, which expires on December 31. This is not a new tax. Your tax rate will not go up if the levy passes. Taxpayers will continue to pay no more than $2.50 per $1000 of assessed property value in 2023 and 2024. If the levy fails, McCleary will lose an additional $200,000 from state levy equalization funds.
- October 21: Ballots mailed to voters
- October 31: Deadline for online and mail voter registration
- November 8: Deadline for in-person voter registration or updates; ballots are due in an official drop box by 8 p.m.
Who Is Exempt from the Levy
Senior and disabled citizens may be eligible for an exemption from all or part of special levies. Call the Grays Harbor Assessor’s Office at 360-249-4121 or the Mason County Assessor’s Office at 360-427-9670, ext. 567 for applications and additional information.
The budget format is set by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction and is commonly referred to as the F-195 Report. It includes information on projected enrollment, planned staffing levels, anticipated revenues, expenditures, and fund balances. McCleary School District’s budget includes five governmental fund types: the General Fund, Associated Student Body Fund (ASB), Debt Service Fund, Capital Projects Fund, and Transportation Vehicle Fund.
2021-22 Four Year Budget 2021-2024