Maintenance and Operation Levy
For more than 30 years, the Valley community has supported their schools by approving the Maintenance and
Operation (M&O) levy. The Valley School District’s M&O levy is one of the lower rates in the region, both
when measured against other districts in the county compared to the county average and when compared to districts
with similar property values in the state.
What is a M&O levy?
The M&O levy is a way for our community to provide support for basic education. This helps to enhance a
well-rounded education for our students. 255 school districts in Washington State are currently collecting
funds from maintenance and operations levies.
What does the levy fund?
The M&0 levy provides support in nearly every area of student's day-to-day education. It helps pay for things
the state does not fully fund, such as maintenance and operations, art and music programs, technology and school sports.
You may be exempt
Senior and disabled citizens who meet certain income requirements may be exempt from part or all of local school
levy taxes. For more information, or to find out if you qualify for a property tax exemption, please contact the
Stevens County Assessor's Office at (509) 684-6161.
Current Four-Year Replacement Levy
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*Levy amounts do not change. The estimated tax rates could change if assessed property values change more or less than estimates.