2022 Levy Development Committee Charter

Authorization

Superintendent: Ron Thiele

Purpose

To advise the Superintendent as he prepares a recommendation for the School Board about proposed levy measures for the 2022 ballot. 

Time Frame

  • Dec. 2021—Jan. 2022. Levy Development Committee meets:
    • Dec. 2, 2021
    • Dec. 14, 2021
    • Jan. 6, 2022
    • Jan. 18, 2022
    • Jan. 25, 2022 (if needed)
  • January 27, 2022 (Tentative): Superintendent presents recommendation to School Board, which may devise its own process to present and test the recommendation in the wider community before adoption.

Goals

Recommend for Superintendent Thiele’s approval the proposed content, total cost, and tax impact of 3 ballot measures:

  • Educational Programs and Operations Levy
  • Transportation
  • Capital Levy (Technology and Capital)

Parameters:

Aiming to keep local school taxes stable, each levy package will include funding essential to:

  • Ensure the Issaquah School District has all the resources possible to meet its mission and Ends student learning goals;
  • Safely and efficiently maintain facilities and property according to state and District use standards and schedules.

Membership

  • Community representative from each school - 26
  • Principals from each region and grade span - 9
  • Volunteers for Issaquah Schools - 1
  • PTSA Council - 1
  • Issaquah Education Association - 1
  • Classified staff representative - 1
  • Business representatives - 2
  • Senior community representatives - 2
  • Community-at-large - 2

Selection Criteria

Balanced representation; ability to represent constituency effectively; willingness to attend meetings and contribute to consensus process. Principals will select each school’s representative; administrators will work with each of the other groups to select its representative(s).

Technical Team

A technical, non-voting team composed of the Deputy Superintendent, Executive Director of Finance and Support Services, Executive Director of Equity, Executive Director of Communications, Director of Finance, Director of Capital Projects, Director of Transportation and Director(s) of Technology will provide facilitation, admin support and guidance with all technical information and data.