• Manson Educational Programs and Operations Levy

    February 14, 2023

    Manson School District is proposing a replacement Educational Programs and Operations (EP&O) Levy on the February 14, 2023 Special Election.


    Manson’s EP&O Levy will impact students and staff across all schools and grade levels.  Because the full cost of operating schools is higher than the funding provided by the state, many school districts rely on local levies to bridge this gap in funding.


    How are your levy dollars used in Manson?


    • Transportation for sporting events
    • Coaches
    • Equipment

    Extracurriculars, Activities & Clubs

    • Advisors
    • Transportation

    Instructional Supplies & Curriculum

    Technology Equipment & Services

    Maintenance & Operations

    • Custodians
    • Buildings and grounds
    • Utilities

    Staffing & Student Support

    • School Nurses
    • Counselors
    • Secretaries
    • Staff professional development/training


    How much will the EP&O Levy cost?

    The total collection amount being proposed for Manson’s EP&O Levy is $ 3.8 million, which will be collected over a two-year period: $1,884,500 in 2024 and $1,995,326 in 2025. The estimated tax rate is $1.11 per $1,000 assessed property value beginning in 2024 and $1.04 in 2025.


    Year       Total Collection Amount               Estimated Tax Rate (per $1,000 assessed property value)

    2024       $1,884,500                                          $1.11

    2025       $1,995,326                                           $1.04


    Learn more about Manson’s EP&O Levy!

    Continue to watch our website and follow us on social media as we add information and resources over the coming months. We also encourage you to contact our district office with any questions – in person at 135 S. Hill Street, or call us at (509) 687-3140.


    Important Dates to Remember:

    January 27 – Ballots are mailed by the county to local voters

    February 6 – Last day to register to vote or update your voter registration online (wei.sos.wa.gov)

    February 14 – Election Day! Ballots must be returned by 8PM on Tuesday, February 14


    Manson Levy Tax Rate History

    The table above shows the tax rate history for Educational Programs & Operations levies in Manson School District since 2020.  A levy rate is the amount of property tax per $1,000 of assessed property value to fund a voter approved levy amount. The upcoming Manson EP&O Levy voters will see on their February 14, 2023 ballot has an estimated levy tax rate of $1.11 in 2024 and $1.04 in 2025.

    Click here to use the Individual School Tax Calculator


    Where does school funding come from?

    The primary sources of school funding for Washington’s public schools come from grants, state funding, and local levies and bonds.  Manson’s EP&O levy funds approximately 14% of the district’s total funding.

    Manson School District 2021-2022 Revenue Sources


    When and how do I vote?

    • Ballots will be mailed to voters near the end of January 2023
    • Ballots must be returned by 8PM on Tuesday, February 14th
    • Not sure if you’re registered to vote? You can 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 Chelan County Assessor’s Office at (509) 667-6365.

    Still Have Questions?

    If you have any questions or concerns regarding Manson’s EP&O Levy or school funding, please feel free to contact our district office at (509) 687-3140.