As executive director for Communities In Schools of Peninsula (CISP), I am writing to strongly support Peninsula School District’s 2012 replacement levy.
CISP is a local nonprofit organization that is separate from PSD, yet provides free programs and services to the students and families of PSD. Because the state does not fully fund education, I believe that it is the responsibility of the community and local organizations to provide the necessary dollars needed to keep our schools running at the standards our local children deserve.
Replacement levy funds will pay for a variety of critical services and staffing needs, one of which is extended day activities at our local schools. Although CISP has successfully been partnering with the school district to offer reading and math after-school programs one day a week at 10 school sites, much more is needed to help our children succeed in school and in life.
The Pensinsula School District has worked collaboratively with other community-based organizations for the benefit of our local youth and they has done a tremendous job with its financial resources and quality staff.
I support the replacement levy not only because of the great job the district is doing already, but also because of the way a great school system helps to shape and form a community. Adults need to care about the future leadership and work force of Gig Harbor/Key Peninsula. By voting yes we will protect our community assets.
Communities In Schools of Peninsula