2023 Local Option Levy History
The West Linn-Wilsonville Local Option Levy was originally passed by voters in 2000 and was most recently renewed in 2019. During that time, the Local Option Levy has funded classroom teachers, counselors, and support staff. Currently, the Levy funds approximately 90 teachers across the school district. The Local Option Levy is set to expire in June 2025. If passed, the Local Option Levy would be renewed through the 2029-30 school year.
If Passed, What Would the Local Option Levy Fund?
If passed, the Local Option Levy would continue to provide funding for approximately 90 teachers, counselors, and support staff. If passed, the Levy would provide funds to the District to maintain current programs and staffing levels at schools for five years. The proposed measure would:
- Preserve about 90 classroom teachers, counselors, and support staff
- Maintain class size and protect class sizes supported by the current Levy
- Supplement state funding for the West Linn-Wilsonville School District
What Happens if the Local Option Levy is Not Passed?
If the Local Option Levy does not pass, the District would not receive the funding as proposed. The West Linn-Wilsonville would need to reduce its budget by an estimated $13.7 million starting in 2025-26.
If Passed, What Would Be the Cost of the Levy?
The Local Option Levy is a renewal of an existing Local Option Levy of $1.50 per $1,000 assessed property value.
How Much Money Would the Local Option Levy Generate for West Linn-Wilsonville Schools?
This local option levy is estimated to raise approximately $13,717,363 in 2025–26, $14,128,884 in 2026–27, $14,552,751 in 2027–28, $14,989,333 in 2028-29, and $15,439,013 in 2029–30, for total of $72,827,344 over five years.
When Will the Local Option Levy Measure be Voted on?
The 2023 Local Option Levy will be on the November 7, 2023 Ballot. All West Linn-Wilsonville registered voters will be able to vote on the proposed measure.