Why is this levy now called an Enrichment & Operations Levy?

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The Washington State Legislature approved Engrossed House Bill 2242 in June 2017 which changed how the state funds public education. In the bill, the legislature updated the terminology school districts could use for local levies and changed it from the Educational Programs & Operations Levy to the Enrichment & Operations Levy. 

While the name “enrichment” may conjure up the notion of “extras”, BISD’s Enrichment & Operations Levy is crucial in operating our schools. In recent history, BISD has never operated without local levy support.