The job of communicating school finances to local taxpayers became even more daunting when in 2017 the Washington State Legislature made changes to school property taxes.
Anticipating the public concern when tax statements arrived in the hands of property owners, the ESD 112 communications team, in partnership with its local districts, answered the call to help. The team built a website and wrote and designed a fact sheet that communicates the impacts to local taxpayers – especially during the 2018 “transition year” when property taxes rise, but the local levy cap has not yet gone into effect.
ESD 112 worked with Southwest Washington district communicators, superintendents and the Clark County Assessor’s Office to put the information into context. The materials are centralized online here where you can find an easy-to-read, downloadable pdf link on the page.