Forum planned on proposed Port Angeles schools levy

PORT ANGELES — A community forum on the upcoming Port Angeles School District replacement levy is planned for Jan. 10.

The forum — organized by Port Angeles Citizen Action Network, commonly known as PA Can — will be at 6 p.m. in The Landing mall conference room.

“Our students’ futures are important, and the decisions we make as voters will have a lasting impact on them and on our community,” said Angie Gooding, executive director of PA Can and a Stevens Middle School teacher.

“As voters, making an informed choice is more important now than ever before, and as we design a community we are proud of, we need all voices heard,” she said.

The proposed levy, which will be on the Feb. 14 ballot, is a four-year educational program and operation levy. If voters approve it, a fixed amount of $9.1 million will be collected on taxable property within the district in 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021.

The estimated rate each year would be $3.30 per $1,000 of assessed value in 2018, $3.26 per $1,000 in 2019, $3.23 per $1,000 in 2020 and $3.20 per $1,000 in 2021.

The proposed levy would replace a two-year maintenance and operations levy that will expire Dec. 31, 2017.

At the forum, representatives of Port Angeles Citizens for Education (PACE), the Port Angeles School Board and PA Can will present information and answer questions regarding the replacement levy.

“PA Can strives to promote effective systems in our community that will help promote and improve our lives on the Peninsula,” said Darcey Beck, PA Can representative.

“Knowing that our schools provide for our community in ways that far outreach the education of our youth, it is important that everyone knows what a school levy is, how it effects them and how it can help improve things,” Beck said.

More information on the replacement levy can be found at PACE’s website,

More information on PA Can can be found at can.

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