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Bellingham Public Schools

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Providing students with safe and educationally stimulating schools is core to The Bellingham Promise, the district’s strategic plan and our community’s commitment to Bellingham’s children.

Bellingham Public Schools will have an operations and technology levy on the upcoming special election ballot on Feb. 13, 2024. These levies would replace two voter-approved levies from 2020 that will expire soon. These levies pay for nearly 25 percent of the cost of educational services not adequately funded by the state. 



Operations Levy

The replacement operations levy supports teaching and learning: 

  • Pays for teachers, counselors, nurses and other staff   

  • Lowers class size   

  • Funds other basic operations and programs such as safety, Special Education, Multi-lingual Learners and Highly Capable program  

  • Provides arts, music, athletics and other programs for the whole child   

  • Supports food services/wellness   

  • Supports field trips and Project Free Education  

Technology Levy 

The replacement technology levy pays for: 

  • School safety enhancements: security cameras, door locking systems 

  • School wired/wireless networks   

  • Adaptive technologies and devices for children with special needs 

  • Computers, software, and digital curriculum licensing 

  • 1:1 (one-to-one) technology initiative to support learning and prepare students for the future 

  • Staff who implement and integrate technology 

  • Science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and Career and Technical Education (CTE) support   

  • Education of online safety, empathy, responsibility and digital citizenship 

Continue our community’s tradition of supporting quality education for generations to come. Vote to approve the Bellingham Public Schools replacement levies!

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Support our local schools!

Our schools cannot rely on the federal and state government to adequately fund critical school programs to support the staff and equipment our schools need. Therefore, school districts in our state ask local voters to approve levies to cover these costs.

Please visit the Why page to learn more about these important levies or visit the 'Links' section of our 'Contacts' page for more information.

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