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Education notebook: Forum will focus on EVSD proposed levies

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 15, 2020

The East Valley School District will hold community forums on two proposed levies appearing on the Feb. 11 ballot.

There will be a forum Jan. 23 at East Valley High School Library, 15711 E. Wellesley Ave., and Feb. 3 at the district administration office at the Walker Center, 3830 N. Sullivan Road.

Superintendent Kelly Shea will be available to answer questions at the high school forum hosted by students from Lori Merkel’s advanced placement classes.

Both forums will start at 6 p.m.

The replacement educational programs and operations levy, a four-year levy, would support existing extracurricular activities and educational materials, programs and activities; create a position for a second school resource deputy and a district employee in charge of security; crossing guards and playground supervisors; and gifted programs.

The four-year levy would collect an estimated $9.9 million in 2021, $10.9 million in 2022, $12 million in 2023 and $13.4 million in 2024. Property owners will be taxed $2.50 for every $1,000 of assessed property value.

The replacement capital projects two-year levy would go toward safety, security and infrastructure improvements, including redesigning parking lots at elementary schools; and improve facility infrastructure, including plumbing, heating, ventilation and cooling systems.

The capital projects levy would collect about $3.4 million in 2021 and $3.6 million in 2022. Property owners will be taxed 90 cents for every $1,000 of assessed property value.

Pasadena wins grant for audiobooks

Pasadena Park Elementary, of West Valley School District, was recently awarded a $10,497 grant from the Hagan Foundation to fund the creation of a media checkout station in its library for Playaway audiobooks. This station is part of the school’s Improving and Enhancing Literacy initiative.

The Oaks will hold open house, tours

The Oaks Classical Christian Academy will hold an open house Monday, 9-11 a.m.

Attendees can take a tour of the facilities and have an opportunity for conversations and questions with the school staff.

Reservations are not required. The school is at 2303 S. Bowdish Road, in Spokane Valley.

The Education Notebook appears every Thursday in the Voice. If you have news about your school, students or staff, please let us know so we can help spread the word. Submissions can be emailed to Rachel Baker at or mail to her, with attention to Education Notebook, P.O. Box 2160, Spokane, WA 99210. Items also can be emailed to

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