Superintendent's Message

Happy Holiday’s Columbia School District students, staff, parents, and community members. January brings aspirations for a new year and while 2021 was full of many ups and downs, I am thankful for the effort and support of our entire Burbank community. Over the past year, we have been able to maintain a focus on students and their academic and social/emotional needs providing on-site instruction for all students. It has not been easy, but as we turn the page on 2021 we look forward to new and exciting opportunities in 2022.

 As detailed in last month's newsletter, voters within the Columbia School District boundaries will be asked to consider three propositions on the February 8, 2022 ballot. Columbia School District is seeking to replace an expiring Educational Programs and Operations (EP&O) Levy, Capital (Technology) Levy, and Bond to renovate and improve district school facilities while maintaining a level (or
lower in some instances) tax rate across all three measures. Below you will find tax rate information specific to the previous mentioned propositions:

EP&O Replacement Levy-Tax Rate Remains Level
  • 2018: Passed at $3.30 per $1,000 assessed home value
  • 2022: Seeking $3.30 per $1,000 assessed home value
Capital Levy– Lower Tax Rate
  • 2018: Passed $375K per year (4 years)
  • First year of collection .53 cents per $1,000 (2019)assessed home value
  • 2022: Seeking $425K per year (4 years) • Estimated collection first year .42 cents per $1,000 (2023) assessed home value
Bond– Tax Rate Remains Level
  • 2017: Passed a $4,500,000 bond (5 years)
  • 2022: Seeking a $5,266.00 bond (6 years)
  • Estimated bond tax rate $1.14 per $1,000 of assessed
    home value (Estimate: $23.75 a month for a $250,000 home)

 If you are interested in receiving more information about the above levy and bond measures, we have scheduled four community meetings to listen, learn, and ask any questions you may have. Please see the schedule below for location and times. As always, if you have any questions, we encourage you to contact the Columbia School District at 547-2136.

Levy/Bond Informational Meeting Schedule
  • Thursday, January 13th: 6-7 PM;
    Charbonneau Fire Dept. Building (296 Lakeview Dr.)
  •  Wednesday, January 19th: 6-7 PM;
    Wallula Fire Dept. Building (156 Ross Way)
  • Monday, January 25th: 6-7 PM
    Burbank Fire Station (460 W Humorist RD)
  • Thursday, January 27th: 6-7 PM
    Burbank Public Library (875 Lake Rd)