Shelton-Mason County Journal - Dedicated to the citizens of Mason County, Washington since 1886

School levies on Feb. 14

Pays for basic education services


January 26, 2023

Gordon Weeks

Wyeth Jessee, superintendent of the Shelton School District, talks about his district at the Shelton-Mason County Chamber of Commerce's "Education in Mason County" forum Jan. 19 at the Mason County Public Works building.

Valentine's Day is the deadline to cast ballots for replacement levies in the Shelton and Pioneer school districts.

Both would replace existing levies that expire at the end of 2023 and both need a simple majority to pass. Ballots were mailed last week.

The Shelton School District's three-year levy would be $2.09 per $1,000 of assessed property value. If passed, the levy will collect $7.1 million in 2024, $7.6 million in 2025 and $8.2 million in 2026. The levy money provides about 11% of the district's budget. If the levy passes, the district will receive $3 million in additional money from...

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