Grapeview Placing Levy on August Ballot

The Grapeview School District will be asking voters in August to approve a four-year, $2.6 Million Capital Levy. This levy will pay for the District’s portion of the new North Mason High School, since the majority of Grapeview students go to the Belfair school after eighth grade. Last year, North Mason School District voters approved a 25-year, $49 Million bond for improvements and a new high school. The Grapeview levy would add $1.01 per thousand of assessed value to the property taxes of the District’s voters. A year ago, Grapeview voters approved a 20-year, $12.5 million bond for school improvements which has a rate of $1.24 per thousand. Getting this levy passed may be difficult given the bond’s approval last year and the recent increase in property taxes for Central Mason Fire and EMS. The Kitsap Sun reports that if the levy were to fail, that could trigger annexation process into the North Mason School District. Click here for the Sun’s story.