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Published: Friday, March 28, 2014, 1:00 a.m.
Everett Schools


Keep supporting quality education

As a proud retired teacher in the Everett School District, I realize the most important component of a community’s economic viability are its schools. Without well-managed and high-performing schools, businesses are hard pressed to entice families with children to move to our city and work in their facilities.
In Everett Public Schools, our students are growing and learning to very high standards. The Everett Public Schools Foundation breakfast a few weeks ago showcased a number of innovative programs that were unheard of even a few years ago. The educational quality students receive in our district’s 26 schools is drawing families and businesses to our city. When businesses open and thrive, there are place for our grown children to work and reasons for them to raise their own families here.
Our schools are successful because we are an involved and engaged community. More than 10,000 of us are registered to volunteer in the schools. We have supported district levies and bonds for more than two decades, an impressive record that is evident in the caliber of our schools and the high quality education offered our students. School leadership and district elected officials have honored our support with financial oversight, visionary programs and a focus on doing the right things for our students and ultimately the right things for our community’s stability and quality of life.
I urge you to join me in voting yes on April 22 — for our future and for our students.
Mary B. Sievers
Everett
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