Changes in state funding for education have contributed to a multimillion-dollar shortage in Vancouver Public Schools’ budget.

To address the shortage, the district asked voters to consider approving a supplemental levy. On Feb. 11, 2020, voters approved the levy to continue support for current levels of programs and services.

Class sizes

The supplemental levy will pay for teacher positions that maintain smaller class sizes.


The levy will help schools continue to improve graduation rates and student achievement.

Who will benefit

All schools in the district will benefit from the supplemental levy money.

Is this a new tax?

Yes. This levy will supplement the current education and operations levy. Supplemental levy collection will begin in 2021.

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Education and operations levy rate changes

*2021 rate includes the supplemental levy. The above rates include only education and operations levies.

How much will it cost?

Because property values vary, the cost is expressed per $1,000 of assessed valuation.

  • Assessed values are determined by the Clark County assessor and may differ from market values. Find your property’s assessed value.

  • The estimated rates per thousand are:

    • 43 cents in 2021
    • 41 cents in 2022
    • 40 cents in 2023
  • The actual rate may vary depending on the number of new property developments and changes in assessments. However, we cannot collect more than the total amount approved by voters.

  • To determine the amount for your property, divide the total assessment by 1,000 and multiply it by the rates above.

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Where can I get more information?

Wondering what other local and state education-related tax measures are in effect? Need more details about levies?

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