Tax Promises Made and Kept

  • In 2019, the average homeowner in FWPS is paying one of the lowest amounts of local school taxes in all of King County and less than Fife, Highline, Kent, and Renton.
  • Local school tax rates have dropped more than 40% from a total of $6.32 in 2017 to $3.63 in 2019.
  • November 2017 voter-authorized $450 M school construction bond promised a tax rate of $2.05. 2019 collections are BELOW this promise at $1.86.
  • In 2018, the Educational Programs & Operations levy supporting day-to-day educational activities was $3.60. In 2019, this same levy has DROPPED to $1.50.