Schools are stronger when they employ educators who love what they do and are supported by a community who believes in the power of a public education. The Hockinson community and its schools have a 150-year tradition of partnering to prepare all students for future success.
The HSD’s current 3-year levy is set to expire soon. Over the next few months, the HSD School Board will consider the needs of its schools and programs before deciding on a new levy that will continue our district’s tradition of providing a quality public education, extracurricular programs, and facilities for Hockinson’s students and families.
Educational Programs and Operations Levies ensure that the HSD continues to:
- Educate and support every child through a variety of academic offerings, extracurricular opportunities, and socioemotional learning programs.
- Provide Early Learning & enrichment opportunities such as Transitional Kindergarten (new in Fall 2021!), the HHES Literacy Initiative, interest-based clubs, internships, Advanced Placement and Career & Technical Education classes, and College in the Classroom.
- Operate efficiently, safely, and responsibly. The 2019 EP & O Levy Rate was $1.50/100k, the second-to-lowest in Clark County. While our district could have collected more, it honored this rate. Despite our efficiency efforts and pursuit of grants and partnerships, the HSD has had to make three consecutive years of reductions in programs and personnel in an effort to balance its budget.
- Be the heart of the community through an array of school activities and service events, partnerships with local businesses and organizations, vibrant Community Education classes and programs, and outdoor and indoor facilities that are open to the Hockinson community.