Our Schools. Our Future. Vote YES on February 13, 2024 Ballot Measures Proposition 1: E&O Levy Proposition 2: Technology Levy Enrichment & Operations Levy pays for essential elements of our schools, including: Enriched StaffingRobust specialist programming (art, STEM, music, electives, etc.Multi-Tiered Systems of Support — Getting the right support to the right kids at the right timeSpecial educationStudent intervention and enhanced supportStudent Support: Counselors, nurses, paraeducatorsDistrict-wide Support: Maintenance, custodial, transportation, central officeProfessional Development/TrainingSupport of Extracurricular & Student Activities: Coaching, Class and Club Advisory The technology Levy is our primary source for providing the technological resources that directly contribute to the success of students and instructional programs in the district. Like other WA State school districts, BISD receives no dedicated state funding for technology hardware, software, or services/support. Like electricity and water, Internet access to online educational services is a critical resource for daily education and operational functions.The current Technology Levy provides $2.5 million of annual funding to support the following items: All student (1:1 ratio in grades 3-12) computer devices, including centralized device security and management softwareClassroom technologies like teachers’ laptops. interactive flat panel displays, voice amplification, etc.Data Services for Students (ex: Skyward/Family Access, and Assessments)Library technologies (check-in/check-out software and kiosks, e-books)Education Technology (video capturing/editing, audio commentary)Technology Professional Development DayOne Instructional Technology & Assessment positionOperational technology (VOIP phone systems, networking, printers, data backup, etc.)Cyber-security and cyber-safety servicesSoftware and online Services for productivity & communication (ex. Microsoft, Google, ParentSquare, bus route transportation services, etc. In the February 2024 Technology Levy, BISD is seeking additional technology funds (+1.5 million) for the following reasons: In order to maximize the use of General Funds for core teaching and learning needsTransfer remaining technology-related staff payroll (Building Technology Support and Student Data Services) to the Technology LevyTransfer digital curriculum subscription licensing to the Technology LevyCover increasing costs in cyber-security and safetyKeep pace with inflation in the technology sector Background on BISD FundingAn overview of funding for the Bainbridge Island School District can be viewed here.