Letter to the Editor: Vote Yes to renew the school levies

Sunday, January 28, 2018

To the Editor:

It is Levy time! Believe it or not, it has been four years since the voters passed a levy to support the Shoreline School District. On February 13th, two replacement levies will be on the ballot - one for education programs and operations not fully supported by state and federal funding, and one for technology improvement and support. These would replace existing levies that expire at the end of 2018.

The State of Washington has a new model for funding education, but it still includes bonds and levies at the local level. Shoreline will experience several shortfalls with the new budget, and these levies will be as critical as ever in order to ensure the high-quality education we have provided our youth for many, many years in Shoreline.

These levies are not new money, but merely replacements of existing levies. In other words, they are necessary to maintain the level of services currently offered in the Shoreline School District. That includes school counselors, nurses, family advocates and librarians, not to mention building maintenance, transportation and a whole lot more.

For more information, visit the school district website. Here you can read up on all the facts and information about these levies and find dates for Levy Information Presentations near you.

You can also visit Vote Yes for Shoreline Schools to donate or volunteer for the campaign.

Please join us in voting YES for Shoreline Schools on February 13th!

Jill Brady and Silje Sodal
Lake Forest Park



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