Sequim School District seeking pro-con voices for levy proposals

Sequim School District officials are seeking input from citizens for committees being formed to write pro/con statements for the Clallam County Online Voters’ Guide for two upcoming district levy proposals.

The district is proposing an educational programs and operations (EP&O) levy — a four-year, $29.7 million levy that replaces Sequim’s current local tax and pays for core learning functions not supported in state’s basic education formula, including classroom staff, transportation, special education, librarians, counselors, nurses, school resource officer, extra curricular activities and more.

In addition, the district is proposing a four-year, $15 million capital projects levy to address a number of building issues at its five buildings and district office, from roof replacements and classroom remodels to a new technology network.

Both proposals go to voters in a Feb. 9, 2021, special election.

For either levy proposal, those interested should send their name, address, phone number and which position they represent to Director of business operations Darlene Apeland at by Dec. 7.

The district’s board of directors are expected to take action on the appointments at a special meeting set for Dec. 9.

For more information, call 360-582-3260.