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New technology coming fall 2019 | Español | Русский

As a result of feedback from students, parents and staff members and a review of different options, Vancouver Public Schools will provide Chromebooks instead of iPads to high school students starting fall 2019. We believe that these laptops, which use Google’s Chrome operating system, will better match the work products expected of students at the high school level.

Our goal is that by the 2020-21 school year, when an enhanced district network with more access points will be operational, students will have the option of using either Chromebooks or their own laptops. Schools also will continue to have some iPads available for students to use as needed for projects, and we will continue to provide iPads to students with specific needs that are best addressed by specific iOS applications.

Both students and parents again will be asked to sign an agreement on the safe, responsible use of technology. The same financial terms outlined in that agreement will apply for damaged or lost Chromebooks.

The cost of the Chromebooks is comparable to that of iPads and cases and will be met through the technology levy that voters authorized in February 2019. Those levy dollars can be used only for technology.

The move toward Chromebooks is an important step in our ongoing efforts to prepare students for college, trade schools, training programs and, ultimately, the workforce.

Iká pwe ke mochen epwe wor emén epwe ánea ngonuk masowen ei taropwe nón fóósun fénúomw ren ómw kopwe weweiti, en mei tongeni kéri Juanita Yasu, 360-771-5343.

Como resultado de los comentarios de estudiantes, padres y miembros del personal y una revisión de diferentes opciones, el Distrito Escolar “Vancouver Public Schools” proporcionará ordenadores portátiles, llamados “Chromebooks” en lugar de iPads a los estudiantes de la preparatoria a partir del otoño de 2019. Creemos que con estas computadoras portátiles, que utilizan el sistema operativo Chrome de Google, se podrán realizar mejor los productos de trabajo que se esperan de los estudiantes a nivel de la preparatoria.

Nuestro objetivo es que para el año escolar 2020-21, cuando una red mejorada del distrito con más puntos de acceso esté en operación, los estudiantes tendrán la opción de usar “Chromebooks” o sus propias computadoras portátiles. Las escuelas también continuarán teniendo algunos iPads disponibles para que los estudiantes los utilicen según sea necesario para los proyectos, y continuaremos proporcionando iPads a los estudiantes con necesidades específicas que se abordan mejor con aplicaciones iOS específicas.

Se les pedirá nuevamente a los estudiantes y padres que firmen un acuerdo sobre el uso seguro y responsable de la tecnología. Los mismos términos financieros descritos en ese acuerdo se aplicarán a los “Chromebooks” que sean dañados o perdidos.

El costo de los “Chromebooks” es comparable al de iPads y la cubierta protectora, y se cubrirá a través del impuesto a la tecnología que los votantes autorizaron en febrero de 2019. Estos dólares fiscales se pueden usar sólo para la tecnología.

El cambio al uso de “Chromebooks” es un paso importante en nuestros esfuerzos continuos para preparar a los estudiantes para la universidad, escuelas de comercio, programas de capacitación y, en última instancia, para la vida profesional.

Исходя из результатов опроса учащихся, родителей и сотрудников, а также после рассмотрения различных возможных вариантов Ванкуверские государственные школы, начиная с осени 2019 года, будут предоставлять учащимся старших школ лэптопы Chromebook вместо планшетов iPad. Мы считаем, что эти лэптопы, использующие операционную систему Google Chrome, лучше подойдут для выполнения работ на том уровне, который ожидается от учащихся в старшей школе.

Наша цель заключается в том, что, когда к 2020-21 учебному году в районе начнёт работать более мощная беспроводная сеть с большим количеством точек доступа, учащиеся смогут по своему выбору пользоваться лэптопами Chromebook или своими собственными лэптопами. Школы, по-прежнему, будут предоставлять ученикам планшеты iPad по мере необходимости для работы над проектами, кроме того, мы будем продолжать предоставлять планшеты iPad ученикам с особыми нуждами, поскольку специальные приложения iOS наилучшим образом соответствуют потребностям этих учеников.

Учеников и их родителей снова попросят подписать соглашение о безопасном и ответственном использовании компьютеров. Финансовые условия, описанные в этом соглашении, остаются прежними в отношении повреждённых или утерянных лэптопов Chromebook.

Цена Chromebook сопоставима с ценой iPad и футляров, и они будут приобретены за счёт налогов на компьютерные технологии, которые были одобрены избирателями в феврале 2019 года. Эти деньги могут быть истрачены только на компьютерные технологии.

Переход на Chromebook является важной ступенью в нашей постоянной работе над подготовкой учащихся к учёбе в колледже, профессионально-технических учебных заведениях, учебных программах и, в конечном итоге, к работе.

Technology for all students leads to recognition for Vancouver Public Schools

The Consortium for School Networking selected Vancouver Public Schools for its Community Leadership Award for Digital Equity, defined as access to devices and high-speed internet and the promotion of digital leadership.

Thanks to a two-time voter-approved technology levy, all VPS students in third through 12th grades have access to individual iPads or laptops. To support the use of those tools, the district installed Wi-Fi networks on school buses and secured a grant to cover the cost of hotspots for families who do not have internet at home. VPS also has developed programs and resources to empower staff and students in using technology for teaching and learning and to engage families and the community.

Said Superintendent Steve Webb, “Vancouver Public Schools is committed to ensuring that all students have equitable access to technology and the knowledge to integrate those tools into meaningful learning. We are continuing to fulfill the community’s direction to make technology part of our strategy for preparing students for college, careers and life. We are grateful that voters reaffirmed their support of this work by reauthorizing the technology levy last February. Future-ready learning tools produce future-ready graduates!”

VPS is the third recipient of the award, and the first recipient from Washington state. The district was honored in Portland, Oregon, in early April and received a $2,000 honorarium.

The Consortium for School Networking is a professional association for school system technology leaders.

Pictured above: A student uses an iPad in a coding program at Salmon Creek Elementary.

Vancouver Public Schools honored as one of best districts for music education

Vancouver Public Schools recently was honored with a Best Communities for Music Education award from the nonprofit National Association of Music Merchants Foundation. The award recognizes commitment and dedication to music and the arts as part of a well-rounded education. VPS is one of 623 districts across the nation and one of just five in Washington state to be recognized.

VPS’ award-winning and nationally recognized staff leads comprehensive music programs across the district. Vancouver offers musical opportunities to all students from kindergarten through 12th grade, including general music instruction, band, choir, orchestra, music recording, musical theater, extracurricular classes and programs and an arts school. Dedicated arts funding, district-level coordination, professional development for teachers, an instrument inventory, auditorium spaces and artist visits support and enrich the opportunities for students. VPS schools also benefit from strong community engagement in music education through support from music booster clubs, local colleges and performing groups and nonprofit organizations. While many districts cut arts programs during the Great Recession, VPS expanded arts access and opportunities.

“We consider arts part of the core curriculum, and music education is flourishing in Vancouver Public Schools,” said Superintendent Steve Webb. “Thanks to the commitment of our students and their families, the dedication of our staff and the support from the community, music enriches learning and gives students unique opportunities for creativity and expression.”

The NAMM Foundation, supported in part by the National Association of Music Merchants, advances active participation in music making by supporting scientific research, philanthropic giving and public service programs.

Results from radon testing March 4-11, 2019

Radon testing was completed during the weeks of March 4 and March 11. Results showed no elevated radon levels at the following locations:

  • Discovery
  • Eisenhower
  • Franklin
  • Fruit Valley
  • Harney
  • Hazel Dell
  • Hough
  • Minnehaha
  • Washington
  • Sacajawea
  • Alki
  • Anderson
  • Chinook
  • Felida
  • Gaiser
  • Jason Lee
  • Jefferson
  • Lake Shore
  • River
  • Salmon Creek
  • Skyview

If you have any questions, please call 360-313-4777.

Information regarding disturbance at middle school basketball tournament

Vancouver Public Schools’ principals and administrators are investigating a disturbance at an all-district eighth-grade basketball tournament that resulted in nine students being arrested. The incident happened on Friday night at Gaiser Middle School and involved students from several district schools.

The disturbance began when a student was asked to leave the school gym because he was threatening another student. Other students then became involved in the conflict. They disrupted the tournament and refused to follow the direction of district staff and law enforcement personnel.

The students who were arrested were emergency expelled over the weekend. They are from multiple schools and are not allowed on any school campus. Privacy laws prevent us from sharing more specific details about those students. However, we will hold all the involved students accountable for their behavior, and we will respond with appropriate disciplinary actions.

We want to assure you that we are taking additional measures, including dispatching extra district resource officers to schools, to ensure the safety of our students in all of our schools. Providing safe and supportive schools is a top priority. We continue to work hard every day to maintain a respectful and nurturing environment, and we ask parents to be partners in this ongoing effort.

Thank you, voters | ¡Gracias, votantes! | Спасибо, избиратели! | Ach kapasen kinisou ngeni meinisin ekkewe aramas re úttút!

Two levy measures that will continue funding for basic programs/services and technology were approved by Vancouver voters on Feb. 12. The education and operations levy passed with 64.49 percent support and the technology levy passed with 62.65 percent support.

“I am extremely proud of our community,” said Board President Rosemary Fryer. “The passage of the levies shows the high regard our voters hold for our school district and the education of our children and youth.”

For information about the levies, please visit vansd.org/levy.

¡Gracias, votantes!

Los votantes de Vancouver aprobaron el 12 de febrero dos medidas de recaudación fiscal que continuarán financiando los programas / servicios básicos y la tecnología. La recaudación fiscal para educación y operaciones se aprobó con un 64.49 por ciento de apoyo y la recaudación fiscal para tecnología se aprobó con un 62.65 por ciento de apoyo.

“Estoy extremadamente orgullosa de nuestra comunidad”, dijo la Presidenta de la Junta Directiva, Rosemary Fryer. “La aprobación de las recaudaciones fiscales muestra el gran respeto que nuestros votantes tienen por nuestro distrito escolar y la educación de nuestros niños y jóvenes.

Para obtener información sobre las recaudaciones fiscales, favor visitar: vansd.org/levy.

Спасибо, избиратели!

12 февраля избиратели Ванкувера одобрили два налоговых сбора, которые позволят продолжить финансирование основных школьных програм/услуг и компьютерных технологий. Налоговый сбор в поддержку образования и деятельности школ получил поддержку 64.49% избирателей, а за сбор в поддержку компьютерных технологий проголосовали 62.65% избирателей.

«Я очень горжусь жителями нашего района,» – сказала Президент Совета директоров Rosemary Fryer. –«Одобрение налоговых сборов показывает, насколько высоко наши избиратели ценят наш школьный район и получение образования нашими детьми и молодёжью».

Для получение информации о налоговых сборах, пожалуйста, выйдите на на сайт vansd.org/levy.

Ach kapasen kinisou ngeni meinisin ekkewe aramas re úttút!

Mei wor ekkewe ruu mwonien takises aramas re úttút wón nón ewe Fapéwéri 12 an epwe sópwenó ne méni ach kei prokram nón sukkun me ekkewe pisekin technology. Mei tori úkkúkkún 64.49% aramas re úttútt wón ewe mwonien takises an epwe sópwenó ne ánisi mwékútúkútún me angangen sukkun. Mei pwan tori úkkúkkún 62.65% aramas re úttútt wón ewe ew mwonien takises an epwe sópwenó ne ánisi niwinin pisekin technology.

Chóóchón ach ewe board ren President Rosemary Fryer e apasa pwe “Ngang úwa men unusen pwapwaeásini aramasan iká chóóchóón nón ach ei neni”. A pwan apasa pwe “Ekkei mwonien takises e ketiw, mei pwáranó an ekkewe chóón úttútt aúcheani ach kei sukkun me an néúr kewe semirit me kúkkún sukkun”.

Ren tichikin póróusan ekkei mwonien takises, ouse mochen nó ngeni ach ewe website ren vansd.org/levy.

Election results: Replacement levies pass

Two levy measures that will continue funding for basic programs/services and technology were approved by Vancouver voters on Feb. 12. Preliminary election results show both levies passing: the education and operations levy with 64.47 percent support and the technology levy with 62.63 percent support. Both levies needed a simple majority of yes votes to pass.

In past elections, the percentage of yes votes increased as additional ballots were counted after Election Day. The 2019 results will be certified on Friday, Feb. 22.

“I am extremely proud of our community,” said Board President Rosemary Fryer. “The passage of the levies shows the high regard our voters hold for our school district and the education of our children and youth.”

The four-year education and operations levy continues local funding through 2023. At the new state cap of $1.50 per $1,000 estimated property value, it makes up about 12 percent of the district’s general fund budget.

The replacement technology levy, first approved in 2013, continues local funding through 2025. It makes up about 2.2 percent of the district’s budget. The tech levy enables the district to replace and update digital devices, such as iPads and laptop computers, for all students in grades 3-12. It also provides funds for teacher training on the effective use of technology for teaching and learning.

“Vancouver voters have shown their support for our schools consistently for more than 50 years, and I am grateful for this vote of confidence,” said Superintendent Steve Webb. “Although we now must address budget challenges due to the state’s new funding system, the local levies will help meet the needs of our students and prepare them for college, careers and life.”

VPS schools open Friday, Jan. 25 | Español | Русский | Chuukese

Schools will be open and operating on schedule Friday, January 25. We have reached a tentative agreement with the support staff union.

We look forward to seeing your child soon!

Español

Las escuelas estarán abiertas y operarán según su horario regular el viernes 25 de enero. ¡Esperamos ver a su hijo pronto!

También nos complace anunciar que hemos llegado a un acuerdo tentativo con la Asociación de Profesionales de Apoyo Educativo de Vancouver.

Русский

В пятницу, 25 января, школы будут открыты и будут работать по обычному расписанию. Мы с нетерпением ожидаем вашего ребёнка в школе!

Мы также рады сообщить вам, что мы достигли предварительного соглашения с профсоюзной Ассоциацией вспомогательных сотрудников сферы образования.

Chuukese

Mei wor ei aúchean esinesin a feito seni Vancouver Public Schools. Meinisin ach kei sukkun mei suuk iwe mei pwan wor sukkun ikenái Enimwu, Sánewéri 25. Sia men áneánei ach sipwe kúna néúmi kewe chóón sukkun iká ra etto sukkun.

 Ren mwo iei, a wor ewe etipew kich me ewe union e tupwuni ekkóch ekkewe chóón angangen nón ei sukkun sia tipew fengen wón.

Time to apply for specialized programs and schools

Vancouver students can participate in a variety of full-day magnet programs and half-day programs of choice that help them explore their interests and gain the knowledge and skills needed for their future careers. Current students may apply for any of the programs that serve the grade they will be in the following year. Enrollment will begin with the 2019-20 school year.

Enrollment in magnet programs and programs of choice is free, but students must apply for admission. Applications should be submitted online between Tuesday, Jan. 8, and the deadline for each program noted below. Admission is based on qualifications, not order in which the application is received. Applications will not be reviewed until after the deadline.

Students who live within district boundaries will be given priority over students from other districts. Transportation is provided only for in-district students.

Students who are not accepted to a program may be placed on a waiting list.

Parents and prospective students can learn more about the following programs by attending the district-wide magnet fair or an open house or through one of the ways outlined below.

Apply for a program

About the programs

Located at Fort Vancouver High School for students in grades 10-12

The Careers in Education program offers a unique experience for students who are interested in working with young people, particularly in the fields of teaching, early childhood education, educational paraprofessionals, child care, counseling, child psychology, pediatrics and social and human service occupations. Students gain hands-on experience working with children and can earn up to five college credits from Lower Columbia College. They also can get help preparing for the Washington state paraeducator exam, which provides eligibility to be employed as a paraeducator directly after high school. Students who have completed the Careers in Education program receive interview preference upon becoming eligible to work as a paraeducator or finishing a teacher-education program.

  • Application period begins Tuesday, Jan. 8
  • Application deadline: Friday, Feb. 22, at 4 p.m.
  • Open house: Thursday, Jan. 17, at 6:30 p.m. at Fort Vancouver High School, 5700 E. 18th St.

For more information about this program, visit the Careers in Education webpagetalk to a school counselor, email fort.cie@vansd.org or call 360-313-4000.

For students in grades 9-12

Vancouver Flex Academy blends online education on individual student laptops with student-created schedules, face-to-face instruction from teachers and small group work.

  • Application period begins Tuesday, Jan. 8
  • Application deadline: Friday, Feb. 22, at 4 p.m.
  • Open house: Tuesday, Jan. 15, at 6:30 p.m. or Thursday, Jan. 31, at 6:30 p.m. at Vancouver Flex Academy, 2901 General Anderson Ave.

For more information about this program, visit the Flex webpage or school websitetalk to a school counselor, email vfa.flex@vansd.org or call 360-313-4350.

Located at Fort Vancouver High School for students in grades 10-12

The Welding/Fabrication Technology program is designed to provide students with the technical knowledge and skills to pursue machining, welding and related career fields.

  • Application period begins Tuesday, Jan. 8
  • Application deadline: Friday, Feb. 22, at 4 p.m.
  • Open house: Thursday, Jan. 17, at 6:30 p.m. at Fort Vancouver High School, 5700 E. 18th St.

For more information about this program, visit the Welding webpage or Fort’s website, talk to a school counselor, email fort.welding@vansd.org or call 360-313-4000.

Located at Fort Vancouver High School for students in grades 10-12

Extensive hands-on opportunities in catering, restaurant management and food service offer Culinary Arts students real-world job experience while developing leadership and job skills.

  • Application period begins Tuesday, Jan. 8
  • Application deadline: Friday, Feb. 22, at 4 p.m.
  • Open house: Thursday, Jan. 17, at 6:30 p.m. at Fort Vancouver High School, 5700 E. 18th St.

For more information about this program, visit the Culinary Arts webpage or school website, talk to a school counselor, email fort.culinary@vansd.org or call 360-313-4000.

Located at Columbia River High School for students in grades 9-12

International Baccalaureate is a worldwide honors program with an internationally designed curriculum stressing the importance of expertise in all academic areas and helping students develop critical thinking and research skills that will facilitate their success both in college and within the larger global society. Students must have completed Algebra I with an A or B grade by the end of eighth grade in order to be accepted. Once in the program, they must study a world language, in addition to meeting other academic requirements.

  • Application period begins Tuesday, Jan. 8
  • Application deadline: Monday, Jan. 28, at 4 p.m.
  • Open house: Wednesday, Jan. 9, at 6:30 p.m. at Columbia River High School, 800 NW 99th St.

For more information about this program, visit the IB page, talk to a school counselor, email river.ib@vansd.org or call 360-313-3900.

Located at Fort Vancouver High School for students in grades 9-12

The Medical Arts magnet introduces students to the expanding field of health care, with a curriculum rooted in health, wellness, science, math, technology and medicine.

  • Application period begins Tuesday, Jan. 8
  • Application deadline: Friday, Feb. 22, at 4 p.m.
  • Open house: Thursday, Jan. 17, at 6:30 p.m. at Fort Vancouver High School, 5700 E. 18th St.

For more information about this program, visit the Medical Arts webpage or Fort websitetalk to a school counselor, email fort.medical@vansd.org or call 360-313-4000.

For students in grades 6-12

Vancouver iTech Preparatory features a project-based comprehensive program for students interested in science, technology, engineering and math. The middle school is located at the Jim Parsley Community Center, and the high school is located at the Clark College Building on the Washington State University Vancouver campus. Both middle and high schools will attend classes on the WSUV campus once construction is completed on the new school.

  • Application period begins Tuesday, Jan. 8
  • Application deadline: Friday, Feb. 22, at 4 p.m.
  • Open houses: Tuesday, Jan. 22, at 6:30 p.m. and Thursday, Feb. 7, at 6:30 p.m. at the Jim Parsley Community Center, 4100 Plomondon St. Parent/student must attend one open house in order to submit an application.

For more information about this program, visit the iTech webpage or school website or email itech@vansd.org. Interested parents and students also may contact iTech Prep’s middle school counselor or program coordinator at 360-313-5200 or high school counselor or program coordinator at 360-992-6021.

For students in grades 9-12

The Center for International Studies will develop students’ global competence by asking them to investigate the world, recognize perspectives, communicate their ideas and take action to make a difference in the community and the world.

  • No application is required. All students who attend Fort Vancouver High School participate in the program.
  • Open house: Thursday, Jan. 17, at 6:30 p.m. at Fort Vancouver High School, 5700 E. 18th St.

For more information about this program, visit the CIS webpage or school website, talk to a school counselor, email Allison Darke or call 360-313-4000.

Located at Hudson’s Bay High School for students in grades 9-12

The Architecture, Construction and Environmental Services—ACES—magnet offers a unique, hands-on experience for students who are interested in horticulture, natural resources, ecology, architecture and related fields.

  • Application period begins Tuesday, Jan. 8
  • Application deadline: Friday, Feb. 22, at 4 p.m.
  • Open house: Wednesday, Jan. 23, at 6:30 p.m. at Hudson’s Bay High School, 1601 E. McLoughlin Blvd.

For more information about this program, visit the ACES webpage, talk to a school counselor, email bay.aces@vansd.org or call 360-313-4400.

Located at Skyview High School for students in grades 9-12

The SMT program challenges students with rigorous science, math, and technology content to solve difficult problems using a hands-on approach.

  • Application period begins Tuesday, Jan. 8
  • Application deadline: Friday, Feb. 22, at 4 p.m.
  • Open house: Wednesday, Jan. 16, at 6 p.m. at Skyview High School, 1300 NW 139th St.

For more information about this program, visit the SMT webpage or school website, talk to a school counselor, email skyview.smt@vansd.org or call 360-313-4200.

For students in grades 6-12

Vancouver School of Arts and Academics, or VSAA, offers an interdisciplinary curriculum focused on the arts—visual arts, dance, literary arts, moving image arts, music and theatre—and rigorous academics.

  • Application period begins Tuesday, Jan. 8
  • Application deadline: Monday, Jan. 28, at 4 p.m.
  • Open house: Thursday, Jan. 10, at 6:30 p.m. at VSAA, 3101 Main St.

For more information about this program, visit the VSAA webpage or school website, talk to a school counselor, email vsaa.arts@vansd.org or call 360-313-4600.

Vancouver voters to consider two replacement levies | Español | Русский | Chuukese

This February, voters who live within Vancouver Public Schools’ boundaries will cast ballots on two levies for students and schools. These levies are not new taxes. If approved, they would replace existing levies that expire at the end of 2019.

Even with additional state funding (McCleary), the local levies are necessary to make up ongoing gaps in funding for services and priorities designated by the Vancouver community.

What the levies would pay for

The education and operations levy (formerly called the “maintenance and operations levy”) would support basic programs and services from 2020 to 2023, including:

  • Classroom supplies
  • Textbooks
  • Equipment
  • Classroom programs
  • Special services
  • Extracurricular and intramural activities
  • Maintenance of buildings and grounds
  • Safety and security
  • Utilities
  • Insurance
  • Fuel

From 2020 to 2025, the technology levy would help prepare students for higher education and future careers by funding:

  • Technology that supports students’ creativity, innovation and problem-solving abilities
  • Training to help teachers educate students on the skills required for success on the job
  • Tablet and laptop computers for all students in third through 12th grades

How much property owners would pay

Per $1,000 of assessed property value, the estimated rates are:

  • Education and operations levy—$1.50
  • Technology levy—$0.31

The total rates per assessed $1,000 for all local and state school-related levies and bonds, including the proposed levies, are:

  • 2018—$7.29
  • 2019—$5.81
  • 2020—$6.25 (estimated)
  • 2021—$5.99 (estimated)
  • 2022—$5.99 (estimated)
  • 2023—$5.99 (estimated)

The actual rate may be different due to changes in state funding, property assessments and area growth. For more information, visit vansd.org/levy.

The election date is Feb. 12, 2019.

Iká pwe ke mochen epwe wor emén epwe ánea ngonuk masowen ei taropwe nón fóósun fénúomw ren ómw kopwe weweiti, en mei tongeni kéri Juanita Yasu, 360-771-5343.

Los votantes de Vancouver considerarán dos recaudaciones fiscales de reemplazo

En el próximo mes de febrero, los votantes que viven dentro de los límites del Distrito Escolar “Vancouver Public Schools” emitirán sus votos en dos recaudaciones fiscales para estudiantes y escuelas. Estos gravámenes no son nuevos impuestos. De ser aprobados, reemplazarían las recaudaciones fiscales existentes que caducan a fines de 2019.

Incluso con fondos estatales adicionales (McCleary), los impuestos locales son necesarios para cubrir las brechas continuas en el financiamiento de servicios y prioridades designadas por la comunidad del Distrito Escolar de Vancouver.

Lo que pagarían las recaudaciones fiscales

La recaudación fiscal para educación y operaciones (anteriormente denominada “Recaudamiento fiscal para servicios de mantenimiento y operaciones”) mantendría los programas y servicios básicos entre 2020 y 2023, que incluyen:

  • Suministros para el salón de clases
  • Libros de texto
  • Equipo
  • Programas para el salón de clases
  • Servicios especiales
  • Actividades extracurriculares e intramurales
  • Mantenimiento de edificios y terrenos
  • Seguridad y protección
  • Servicios públicos
  • Seguro
  • Combustible

Del 2020 al 2025, la recaudación fiscal para la tecnología ayudaría a preparar a los estudiantes para la educación superior y futuros profesionales al financiar:

  • Tecnología que apoya la creatividad, innovación y capacidad de resolución de problemas de los estudiantes
  • Capacitación para ayudar a los maestros a educar a los estudiantes sobre las habilidades necesarias para tener éxito en el trabajo
  • Tabletas y computadoras portátiles para todos los estudiantes de tercer a doceavo grado

Cuanto pagarían los propietarios de inmuebles

Por cada $ 1,000 del valor tasado de la propiedad, las tasas estimadas son:

  • Recaudación fiscal para educación y operaciones – $ 1.50
  • Recaudación fiscal para tecnología – $ 0.31

El total de tasas a pagar por cada $ 1,000 tasados para todas las recaudaciones fiscales y bonos relacionados con las escuelas tanto a nivel local como estatales, es:

  • 2018- $ 7.29
  • 2019- $ 5.81
  • 2020- $ 6.25 (estimado)
  • 2021- $ 5.99 (estimado)
  • 2022- $ 5.99 (estimado)
  • 2023- $ 5.99 (estimado)

La tasa actual puede que sea diferente debido a cambios en la financiación estatal, tasaciones de propiedades y crecimiento del área. Para obtener más información, visite: vansd.org/levy.

La fecha de las elecciones es el 12 de febrero de 2019.

Избиратели Ванкувера будут принимать решение о замене двух школьных налогов

В феврале избиратели, проживающие в пределах Ванкуверского школьного района, будут голосовать по вопросу продления сбора двух налогов в пользу учащихся и школ. Эти налоговые сборы не являются новыми налогами. Если они будут одобрены, они заменят существующие сборы, действие которых истекает в конце 2019 года.

Даже при получении дополнительных фондов от штата (постановление McCleary) местные налоговые сборы необходимы, поскольку они предоставляют недостающие денежные средства для оказания услуг и решения приоритетных задач, указанных жителями Ванкувера.

На что пойдут налоговые сборы

Налоговый сбор в поддержку образования и деятельности школ (ранее называвшийся «налоговым сбором на эксплуатацию и поддержку деятельности школ») поможет сохранить основные программы и услуги в период с 2020 по 2023 год, включая следующее:

  • школьные принадлежности для использования в классах
  • учебники
  • оборудование
  • программы в классах
  • услуги специальных программ
  • внеклассные и факультативные занятия
  • эксплуатация зданий и территорий
  • обеспечение охраны и безопасности
  • коммунальные услуги
  • страховки
  • горючее

С 2020 по 2025 год налоговый сбор на компьютерные технологии будет использоваться для того, чтобы помочь подготовить учащихся к обучению в высших учебных заведениях и к будущим профессиям за счёт предоставления фондов для следующего:

  • компьютерные технологии, которые помогают развить у учеников творческие способности, инновационный потенциал и способность решать поставленные задачи
  • курс обучения для учителей, который поможет им привить ученикам навыки, необходимые для достижения успеха на работе
  • портативные компьютеры, планшеты и лэптопы, для всех учеников с третьего по 12-й классы

Сколько будут платить домовладельцы

По предварительным расчётам на каждую $1000 оценённой стоимости недвижимости размер налога составляет:

  • налог на образование и эксплуатацию зданий — $1.50
  • налог на компьютерные технологии — $0.31

Общая налоговая ставка по всем местным и штатным школьным налогам и облигациям, включая вышеуказанные планируемые налоговые сборы, на каждую $1000 оценённой стоимости недвижимости составляет:

  • 2018—$7.29
  • 2019—$5.81
  • 2020—$6.25 (по предварительным подсчётам)
  • 2021—$5.99 (по предварительным подсчётам d)
  • 2022—$5.99 (по предварительным подсчётам)
  • 2023—$5.99 (по предварительным подсчётам)

Реальная ставка может быть другой вследствие изменения предоставляемого штатом финансирования, стоимости недвижимости и развития района. Для получения дополнительной информации выйдите на сайт vansd.org/levy.

Выборы будут проходить 12 февраля 2019 года.