Letters to the Editor

Proud of school levies' strong passage

On behalf of the Snoqualmie Valley Citizens for Schools, I am sending a hearty thank-you out to our community for overwhelmingly voting to approve the two four-year replacement levies that were on the February 11 election ballot. I am filled with pride that the level of support for our local schools has been affirmed with the passage of both the Education Programs & Operations (EP&O) and Technology Levies. Certification of the election results will be completed by King County on Feb. 25; however as of the writing of this letter on Feb, 13, each levy has received a 68 percent approval rate. (As of printing, the tech levy was 69 percent, operations levy, 67.7 percent).

I also want to extend my personal thanks to the volunteers of the SVCS who generously volunteered their time over the last three months to advocate for these levies. Dozens of parents, teachers, and Mount Si students addressed 6,000 “Vote Yes” postcards that were mailed to local households. They prepped, staked, repaired (due to our strong Valley winds), and upon conclusion of the election, removed approximately 200 “Vote Yes” campaign signs. They also gathered on several evenings at our phone bank to call several thousand registered voters and remind them to cast their ballots.  Last but certainly not least, I want to sincerely thank our campaign donors. It is due to their contributions that the SVCS was able to send postcards, post campaign signs, and remind citizens to mail in their votes for an election that was vitally important to the continued success of our students, schools and community. For more information about SVCS  advocacy efforts, visit our Facebook site at https://www.facebook.com/SnoqualmieValleyCitizensforSchools

Kirk Harris, Chair,

Snoqualmie Valley Citizens for Schools



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