Levy Information

Capital P and the words grow, empower, and community.  Capital Levy 2019

The November 5th capital levy is critical to the community, students, families and will:
  1. Ensure Pioneer School District honors our commitment to Shelton School District for our portion of improvements to Shelton High School.
    • While our February 2018 bond to build a high school was not approved, our district is legally obligated to pay our portion of the Shelton High School expansion and renovation project because our students attend the high school.
  2. Keep our tax rate in Pioneer School District low and local.
    • Thanks to our higher property values, Pioneer School District's tax rate is lower than Shelton School District tax rate.
    • If Pioneer does not approve funding to continue to educate our students and cover our student's share of the high school improvements, our district's future is uncertain; if Pioneer School District were to merge with or be annexed by Shelton, our tax rates would increase.
  3. Safeguard the independence and legacy of Pioneer School District and continue our 65-year history of educating our community's students through eighth grade.

Levy comparison by bar graph

Currently, Pioneer School District's tax rate is $2.47 per $1000 of assessed valuation. If the proposed capital levy is approved, the rate would be $3.28 per $1000 of assessed valuation compared to Shelton School District's tax rate of $4.37 per $1000 of assessed valuation. That equates to $492 for a $150,000 house in the Pioneer School District compared to $656 for a $150,000 house in Shelton School District. 

Cost per thousand graphic

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