By Dean Ledford, Tulalip tribal elder
Our kids say vote YES, Feb 13. YES for Tulalip and Marysville Schools.
This coming election, the Tulalip and Marysville community will have an opportunity to renew two education levies – the Educational Programs and Operations levy and the Technology and Capital Projects levy.
Approval of these levies will ensure students have enough classroom teachers and instructional aides and reduce and maintain smaller classroom sizes. It will also employ nurses, counselors, librarians and support staff that reinforces the health and safety of our students.
Renewal of these levies ensures we can continue to fund programs for students with special needs and support the arts, music, athletics and extra-curricular programs. Additionally, renewal of the Technology and Capital Projects levy will improve our school buildings and facilities by addressing the most pressing facility retrofits and replacement needs over the next five year, and it will continue to provide students, families and our community with 21st Century technology resources and free 24/7 Wi-Fi access across the district.
A YES vote is critical to the success of our local students and our community. A majority of our families are exempt from paying taxes and cost to the taxpayer is minimal. Join me and vote YES for kids by February 13. Thank you for your support.