I am writing as a community member who has been a student in the Clover Park School District in the recent past. I graduated from Lakes High School in 2007 and prior to that attended Hudtloff Middle School and Idlewild Elementary School.
There are many good reasons to pass the upcoming educational programs and operations levy. Eighty percent of levy spending goes to support the classrooms by maintaining smaller class sizes, purchasing current textbooks, and providing academic and career guidance. The levy also provides support for safety and security, like campus resources officers and fire alarms.
Voting yes for the levy is voting yes for the safety of students, and voting yes for supporting all children being able to learn. As a past student I know from personal experience how important it is to learn from current materials, and the importance of small class sizes. District voters can help continue the good work that is already being done in our schools.