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Bellingham Public Schools

What is the financial impact?

If voters approve this bond, the rate per $1,000 assessed value will go from $3.47 in 2022 to $3.72 in 2023 and 2024. This means the combined tax rate for schools (levies and bonds) will increase by an estimated $16.90 per month in 2023 (compared with 2022) for a median homeowner* in Bellingham.

 

* We are using an estimated median assessed home value of $550,000 for 2022 and $566,500 for 2023. Your home’s assessed value is determined by the county.

 

Past/Current Bond and Levy Rate

  • 2018 Actual – $4.54

  • 2019 Actual – $3.57

  • 2020 – $3.61

  • 2021 – $3.48

 

Projected Bond and Levy Rate (approx.) **
  • 2022 – $3.47

  • 2023 – $3.72

  • 2024 – $3.72

 

** Estimated total school district combined bond and levy rate per $1000 assessed value. The rates are estimates based upon preliminary data from the Whatcom County Assessor’s Office, official data will be available in January 2022.

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