Schools are stronger when they employ educators who love what they do and are supported by a community that believes in the power of a public education. HSD schools and the Hockinson community have partnered for over 150 years to prepare all students for future success.
The HSD’s current 3-year levy is set to expire at the end of 2022. After assessing its program needs over multiple months, the HSD School Board approved an Educational Programs & Operations (EP&O) Levy its November 29, 2021 Regular Meeting. Levy dollars will enable our district to continue our it's tradition of providing quality educational opportunities, extracurricular programs, and facilities for Hockinson’s students and families.
The Feb. 8, 2022 Educational Programs and Operations Levy will ensure that the HSD continues to:
- Educate and support every child through a variety of academic offerings, extracurricular opportunities, and socioemotional learning programs.
- Provide Early Learning & enrichment opportunities such as Transitional Kindergarten (new in Fall 2021!), the HHES Literacy Initiative, interest-based clubs, internships, Advanced Placement and Career & Technical Education classes, and College in the Classroom.
- Operate efficiently, safely, and responsibly. The 2019 EP & O Levy Rate was $1.50/100k, the second-to-lowest in Clark County. While our district could have collected more, it honored this rate. Despite our efficiency efforts and pursuit of grants and partnerships, the HSD has had to make three consecutive years of reductions in programs and personnel in an effort to balance its budget.
- Be the heart of the community through an array of school activities and service events, partnerships with local businesses and organizations, vibrant Community Education classes and programs, and outdoor and indoor facilities that are open to the Hockinson community.
More information on the levy will be coming out in January 2022. Below are some details about the upcoming levy and its multiple benefits to Hockinson students:
Nov. 29, 2021 Educational Programs & Operations Levy Resolution
Nov. 30, 2021 Press Release
Citizens Advisory Committee Informational Presentations:
Oct. 4, 2021 HSD Safety & Budget Presentations: https://youtu.be/W0yosKLje68
Nov. 2, 2021 HSD Transportation & Learning Support Presentations: https://youtu.be/v__TmZs6RqY