In Vancouver Public Schools, we are grateful for local voters and taxpayers’ support of this community’s schools. Your ongoing contributions allow us to provide extraordinary educations to Vancouver students, employ local workers and build/maintain buildings that serve the community.
Vancouver Public Schools receives tax dollars from different sources.
In previous years, local voters said yes to two levies and two bond measures that will affect property owners’ tax bills in 2018:
State level and the levy swap
A state schools tax provides funding for school districts all over Washington.
- In 2018, the state will increase its school tax rate (amounts vary by county) and redistribute the money all over Washington. Local school levy rates will not be affected.
- In 2019, the state will maintain its school tax rate. Local school levy rates will be scaled back to $1.50 per $1,000 of assessed property value. This is known as the levy swap. The changes will not affect voter-approved school bonds.
Learn more about why this is happening.