Levy loss could end Southside district

Current levy expires at end of year


October 20, 2022

Gordon Weeks

In June, Southside School seventh-graders were celebrated at a promotion ceremony. The Southside district is running a levy in the upcoming election.

If Southside School District's replacement levy on the Nov. 8 general election ballot fails, the 120-year-old school district might be absorbed into the Shelton School District.

The district, which has about 200 students in kindergarten through seventh grade, is asking for the replacement of an expiring Educational Programs and Operations (EP&O) levy that would collect $1.97 per $1,000 assessed property value in 2023 through 2026. That levy would collect $641,803 in 2023, $673,894 in 2024, $707,588 in 2025 and $742,968 in 2026.

The levy needs a simple majority to pass. In the April 26 speci...

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