Letter to the Editor: Wholehearted endorsement of Shoreline Schools bond

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

To the Editor:

I am writing to express my support for the upcoming Shoreline Schools bond proposition. As a parent of a preschooler and a 4th grader who both attend schools in the Shoreline school district, I’m excited about the proposed early learning campus and the new middle schools.

Without a doubt, early learning gives us the biggest bang for our educational buck. Many studies indicate that kids who have access to quality preschool programs earn more and are more likely to graduate from high school. They are less likely to repeat grades, need special education services, or get into trouble with the law as they get older. The idea for an early learning campus is very forward thinking of the Instructional Programming Committee, and I am grateful to them for being cognizant of all of our learners.

In addition, designing and building new middle schools will benefit our kids’ futures. We need middle schools with great science labs, improved plumbing, roofing, and windows, adequate plugs for the technology that educators and students are using, and flexible spaces to accommodate programs we haven’t even imagined yet. Plus, the plan to move 6th grade into our middle schools will be most successful if new buildings can be designed with this grade reconfiguration in mind.

Lake Forest Park PTA wholeheartedly endorses this bond proposition. Will you join us in voting yes for our schools?

Marley Banker
Lake Forest Park



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