Yes for Beaverton Schools
About the 2022 Beaverton Teachers Levy
Teachers are the backbone of our schools, ensuring students are prepared for post-high school learning and career success. We need to make sure teachers receive adequate pay and support so we can attract and retain exceptional talent for our students.
The Beaverton Teachers Levy currently funds 286 teaching positions, allocated to every school in the district. The levy renewal – Measure 34-321 – would allow Beaverton schools to preserve these teaching positions and help ensure students are prepared for post-high school learning and career success — without raising taxes.
Funding teachers ensures that our students’ needs are being met. Students across the district, regardless of their background, deserve access to effective teachers and support to thrive both in school and after graduation.
By voting YES on Measure 34-321 to renew the Beaverton Teachers Levy this November, we will help our schools continue to provide the high-quality education our students need.
Who’s voting YES on the Beaverton Teachers Levy?
What will Measure 34-321 do for our schools?
Preserve 286 Teaching Positions
The Beaverton School District local option levy currently funds 286 teaching positions, allocated to every school in the district. Measure 34-321 would allow Beaverton schools to preserve these teaching positions and help ensure students are prepared for post-high school learning and career success, all without raising taxes.
Continue Our Community’s Support for Schools
Our community has always come together to invest in education. Voters approved the Beaverton Teachers Levy in 2013 and again in 2018. Combined, the levies have raised $293 million over the past decade, and 100% has remained in Beaverton Schools to fund teaching positions and maintain class sizes.
How much will the 2022 Levy Renewal Cost?
Voting YES on Measure 34-321 to renew the Beaverton Teachers Levy would keep the same tax rate we pay today: $1.25 per $1,000 of assessed value. This rate was first approved by voters in 2013 and renewed in 2018. For a home at the district’s median assessed value of $303,021, that is less than $32 per month.
Measure 34-321 is projected to raise approximately $39 to $43 million a year. Over a five-year period, it is estimated the renewed Teachers Levy will generate about $205 million for Beaverton School District teaching positions.
The current local option levy funding will expire on June 30, 2023, if not renewed by voters. Without this revenue, the district would need to reduce staffing and other operating expenses by more than $200 million over the next five years.
Note: The Beaverton School District Bond approved by voters in May 2022 funds critical projects to repair, replace and modernize facilities — ensuring safer and healthier learning environments for our kids. This funding cannot be used to fund teachers.