Education is at the heart of a healthy economy and it is one of the most important assets we have to attract businesses to our region, create new jobs, and ensure we have a strong workforce to fill those jobs. Greater Spokane Incorporated supports the Spokane region’s public school bonds and levies and encourages you to VOTE Yes for Education and VOTE Yes for our Economy.
It’s a fact that our economy is changing. Fifty years ago, you could have a family wage job with only a high school degree. Today, we’re seeing new technology driven jobs in industries such as aerospace or health sciences that require a post-secondary education.
What are Bonds and Levies?
Bonds are needed for infrastructure, technology and building improvements. Levies fund the operation of our schools and include supplies, equipment, materials, and staff.
Why are Bond and Levy Dollars Essential?
Local taxes fund a significant portion of our K-12 education system. GSI understands that a well-rounded education today is critical for our community’s success. K-12 education is an essential ingredient to fueling the growth of our economy - one that will require new types of skills and knowledge.
Spokane Area School Districts with LEVIES on the Ballot:
Central Valley School District
Cheney School District
Deer Park School District
Freeman School District
Liberty School District
Mead School District
Medical Lake School District
Nine Mile Falls School District
Reardan-Edwall School District
Riverside School District
Spokane Public Schools
West Valley School District
Spokane Area School Districts NOT on the Ballot:
East Valley School District
Tekoa School District
Citizens' Groups Information
Central Valley: Central Valley Citizens for Education
Cheney: Committee for the Support of Good Schools
Deer Park: Citizens for Deer Park Schools
Freeman: Foundation for Freeman Schools
Mead: Citizens Advisory Committee
Medical Lake: Citizens for Medical Lake Schools
Nine Mile Falls: Citizens for Nine Mile Schools
Reardan-Edwall: Reardan Partners in Education (PIE) / Reardan Athletic Booster Club
Riverside: Riverside Community Levy Committee
Spokane Public Schools: Citizens for Spokane Schools
West Valley: West Valley Votes
January 15, 2018: Last day for mail or online NEW registrations
January 26, 2018: Ballots drop
February 13, 2018: LAST DAY TO VOTE
Are you passionate about providing a quality education for our students and supporting our economy? Get involved today! Please contact Meg Lindsay, Director of Education and Workforce, with your requests to get involved today!
Bond and Levy Public List of Supporters
Businesses, organization and individuals support the passage of the Bonds and Levies and understand the importance of education and the essential role it has in growing our local economy and supporting the success of our children, students and future workforce.
Jay Allert and Aslin-Finch Company
Barry Baker and Baker Construction & Development, Inc.
Tom Barbieri and Goodale & Barbieri Company
David Black and NAI Black
Bill Bouten and Bouten Construction
Nadine Burgess and Spokane Gymnastics
Dr. Ana Mari Cauce and University of Washington - Spokane
Scott Dietzen and CliftonLarsonAllen LLP
Steve Duvoisin and Inland Imaging, LLC
Jack Heath and Washington Trust Bank
Michelle Hege and Desautel Hege
Tom Johnson and STCU
Otto Klein and Spokane Indians Baseball - Longball, Inc.
Larry Krauter and Spokane International Airport
Mark Mattke and The Spokane Area Workforce Development Council
Patricia McRae and KHQ TV
Paul Read and Journal of Business
Dale Silha and McKinstry Company
Larry Soehren and Kiemle & Hagood Company
Kevin Twohig and Spokane Public Facilities District (PFD)