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Coming: We recommend yes votes on school district levies

Post by Kim Bradford on Jan. 12, 2010 at 2:27 pm with 1 Comment »
January 12, 2010 2:27 pm

That multitude of school district maintenance and operation levies appearing on South Sound ballots next month? We endorse them all. Levy dollars, which usually represent roughly 20 percent of a district’s budget, are critical to the provision of basic education.

Some districts also have school construction measures on the ballot. We’ll weigh in on capital levies and bonds in the coming days.

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  1. Earth_watch says:

    The School Board spoke at my Neighborhood Council meeting a few weeks ago, making a hard-sell high-pressure push to scare us into voting for the levy. They claimed that without it, basics such as teacher’s salaries would be unfunded. Bullsh*t. The state pays for 80% and is even considering paying for 100% of such “basics” (making the levy unnecessary), however we won’t know this until AFTER the vote. It was asked (if the state does kick in more money) if we would get our money back. Of course not. The real insult is that the board already has more than the needed 20% of tax funds but they’re using THAT for new all-weather turf on multiple playgrounds (millions upon millions of dollars) and replacing chalkboards with white-dry-erase boards, i.e. completely unnecessary spending, future maintenance costs and unbelievable amounts of garbage to landfills. Yes, we should fund basic education, and we do, but school administrators are $$$ addicts adapted to overspend and scam for more. Please just report the facts and let us make our own determinations… please don’t tell us what to support and how to vote.

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