Letter to the Editor: 16,002 votes needed on February 14

Friday, January 27, 2017

To the Editor,

Are you ready to cast your ballot? Shoreline needs 16,002 votes to validate the Shoreline School District Bond measure on February 14th. This number represents 40 percent of the number of ballots cast in the district during the last general election and is the state mandated threshold for validating any bond proposal.

The bond measure (a.k.a. Proposition 1) is the only item on the ballot and would support rebuilding Kellogg Middle School, Einstein Middle School, Parkwood Elementary, and building an Early Learning Center at the current Children’s Center site.

By rebuilding these schools, we will ensure that our facilities adequately support what our students and teachers need. Some of the improvements to the new facilities include: increased capacity to lessen overcrowding; expanded and enhanced early learning opportunities; increased safety and security; improved plumbing, roofing, windows and other structural enhancements; facilities for technology, science labs and other learning environments that support high levels of student achievement; and improved traffic patterns in and out of schools and neighborhoods.

Have you seen the red, yellow and black “Vote Yes Shoreline” signs? They are popping up all over Shoreline as the February 14 special election day draws near. Even if you feel this bond measure does not affect you because you don’t have children or they won’t attend these schools, please consider the effect new school buildings have on the overall community.  

Voting to approve this bond measure is just another way that Shoreline residents can demand the best for their city and schools.

Show your love for Shoreline schools and vote to approve this bond!

Jill Steinberg


Anonymous,  January 28, 2017 at 6:38 AM  

Jill, please explain how much our taxes will go up if we vote yes.

Silje January 31, 2017 at 2:27 PM  

To find out how your taxes will be affected, go to http://www.shorelineschools.org/bond and click on the link to the bond presentation slides. There you will find a slide detailing that information.

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