Learn about Shoreline Schools propositions for February 9 ballot

Thursday, December 31, 2009

There are several more opportunities for Shoreline/Lake Forest Park voters to learn more about the Shoreline Schools propositions that will appear on the Feb. 9 special election ballot.

Jan. 5: Echo Lake Elementary PTA, 7 pm.

Jan. 5: Kellogg Middle School PTA, 7 pm.

Jan. 6: Shoreline Children’s Center PTA, 5 pm.

Jan. 7: Room Nine/Meridian Park PTA, 7 p.m.

Jan. 12: Einstein Middle School PTA, 6:30 pm.

Jan. 12: Highland Terrace Neighborhood Association, Highland Terrace Elementary School, 7 p.m.

Jan. 19: Third Place Commons at Lake Forest Park Towne Centre, 7 pm.

Jan. 20: Ridgecrest Neighborhood Association at Bethel Lutheran Church, 7 p.m.

Jan. 26: Syre PTA in school library, 7 pm.

The three proposals are:
• A four-year replacement of expiring levy for educational programs, maintenance and operations levy. The levy averages $22 million per year for each of the four years, 2011 through 2014. The maintenance and operations levy, which replaces the four-year levy passed by voters in 2006, would provide the district with about 20 percent of its general operating budget.

• A $150 million bond for the modernization/replacement of Shorecrest and Shorewood High Schools. The 2006 bond approved by voters included funds for the planning and design for the two high school projects, but not for the actual construction costs.

• A four-year capital levy for technology improvements and support. This levy would support the District’s instructional technology program and services and technology equipment replacement.

For more information on the levy/bond proposals, visit Shoreline Schools.

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