Letters to the Editor

School levies are for day-to-day needs; Please vote

Please make the effort and vote in favor of the Educational Programs and Technology levies for the Snoqualmie Valley School District. Ballots are already arriving and the deadline for mailing them back is Tuesday, Feb. 11.

It is important to understand that these levies have nothing to do with any bonds or the conversation the district is engaged in about school buildings and bonds. These levies provide money to fund the day-to-day operations and services provided by the school district and its fine staff.

While the amounts are higher than the current levies passed by voters in 2010, they are replacements for these levies. If these levies do not pass, nearly one quarter of the funding the district receives to operate our schools will go away. This would be devastating to our district, its staff and teachers, and our kids who deserve adequately funded and inspirational schools.

The Riverview School District also has replacement levies on the ballot if you live in the Lower Valley.

Mark Joselyn

North Bend


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