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Education Grows Economies


Update on February 22, 2021: 

THANK YOU! As of Friday, Feburary 19, all 13 regional school districts' levies passed! 

It is clear that our community prioritizes our public schools and the important work they are leading in our region’s economic recovery. “We are proud of our community for investing in our region’s students,” said GSI’s CEO, Alisha Benson. 

This year's regional campaign was supported by the following organizations: AHBL, Inc., ALSC Architects, Architects West, Budinger & Associates, Central Valley Citizens for Education, Citizens for Medical Lake Schools, Citizens for Nine Mile Schools, Citizens for Spokane Schools, Coffman Engineers, Committee for Support of Good Schools – Cheney, Cowles Company, DCI Engineers, Freeman Citizens for Education, GeoEngineers, Inland Northwest AGC, Integrus Architecture, Lydig Construction, Mead’s Citizen’s Advisory Committee, MSI Engineers, MW Consulting Engineers, Numerica Credit Union, OAC Services, STCU, Thomas Consulting, West Valley Votes, Yes 4 Riverside, Yes for Reardan-Edwall School District Kids


Education is at the heart of a healthy economy and it is one of the most important assets we have to recover our region’s economy, attract businesses to our community, create new jobs and ensure we have a strong workforce to fill those jobs.

GSI supports all 13 regional public school levies and encourages you to VOTE Yes for Education and VOTE Yes for our Economy on February 9, 2021.

Important to Note
These are not new taxes. All 13 school districts are running REPLACEMENT LEVIES which will take the place of current (expiring) dollars voted on in 2018. Collection years for these replacement levies will be 2022, 2023 and 2024. This vote is about the future of our region's students.

Although the 2020-21 school year has looked different through distance learning and hybrid models across our region, levy dollars continue to meet important needs. They have provided students and families with access to Chromebooks, hotspots, technology support, PPE, nurses, counselors, meal distributions and more. Without these local dollars giving local control, specific needs could not be identified or fulfilled.

Why are 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 recovery, success and for the growth of our economy.

What is a Levy?

Articles in Support of Levies

Key Dates

  • January 22, 2021: Ballots drop
  • February 1, 2021: Last day to register to vote online or via mail
  • February 9, 2021: LAST DAY TO VOTE

Please visit your local school district's website for more specific information and resources.

This campaign and materials are paid for the by the Alliance for a Competitive Economy of Greater Spokane Incorporated.