Four parts of Section 222, Funding, of I-1240 refer to levy money:
(5) For charter schools authorized by a school district board of directors, allocations to a charter school that are included in RCW 84.52.0531(3) (a) through (c) shall be included in the levy planning, budgets, and funding distribution in the same manner as other public schools in the district.
(6) Conversion charter schools are eligible for local levy moneys approved by the voters before the conversion start-up date of the school as determined by the authorizer, and the school district must allocate levy moneys to a conversion charter school.
(7) New charter schools are not eligible for local levy moneys approved by the voters before the start-up date of the school unless the local school district is the authorizer.
(8) For levies submitted to voters after the start-up date of a charter school authorized under this chapter, the charter school must be included in levy planning, budgets, and funding distribution in the same manner as other public schools in the district.There are two kinds of charters: new charters and conversion charters. Per sub-section (7), bolded above, no new charter school would be entitled to any of the money in the upcoming levy elections. Conversion charters, on the other hand, are governed by sub-section (6).
I'm afraid that sub-section (6) is pretty vague. It has this dangling modifier: "as determined by the authorizer". What is the authorizer determining? Whether conversion charters are eligible for local levy money, or whether the levy money was approved by the voters before the conversion start-up date? It says that the school district must allocate levy money to the conversion charter, but it doesn't say HOW they must do it. Could they allocate one dollar? It's unclear.
Given the ambiguity, the District might want to consider adding an element to the levy language that clearly states that any charter schools, whether new or conversion, will get exactly one dollar from the levy. It could save the levy some votes.
Also, you will note that there is no reference to bond issues. While school districts must share levy money with charter schools, there is no requirement that they share any bond issue proceeds.