Levies

Finley School District has a two-year Educational Programs & Operations (EP&O) replacement levy on the February 8th, 2022 special election. Funds from the levy are used to support school programs not fully funded by the state. Contact the Finley School District Office at (509) 586-3217 with questions or for more information.

2022 Levy Quick Facts

  • A levy is a locally-approved tax based on property values.
  • Finley’s 2022 replacement levy is not a new tax.
  • Levy funds are used to maintain educational programs in our schools that the State of Washington does not fully fund as part of “basic education.” This includes smaller classroom staffing, STEM programs, athletics, extra-curricular activities, counselors and nurses, curriculum, family engagement activities, and much more.
  • The proposed levy rate is $2.42 beginning in 2023, and $2.46 in 2024.
  • These proposed rates are below the state levy cap of $2.50. (Rates are per $1,000 assessed value.)
  • The total collection amount for this levy will be $1.485 million in 2023 and $1.54 million in 2024.

Voting Info

  • Voters can expect ballots to arrive in mailboxes around January 24th
  • Ballots must be returned by February 8th
  • Find voting information or register to vote online at wei.sos.wa.gov
  • Washington State law provides tax exemption and deferral programs for senior citizens and individuals who are disabled. For more information on qualifications, contact the Benton County Assessor’s Office at 509-735-2394.

Levies are for Learning!

In Finley, levy dollars pay for:

  • Smaller class sizes
  • STEM programs
  • Athletics
  • Extra-curricular activities
  • Counselors and nurses
  • Teaching and support staff
  • Curriculum and instructional materials
  • Special education
  • Operation expenses,
  • ...and more!