When you vote in the next few day on the Everett School District bond and levy issues do not forget that this is the same organization that spent $25 million on an new office building a few years ago. Shortly thereafter they ask the voters for $100s of millions for new bonds and levy increases. Wisely, at that time, the voters twice turned the bonds down.
Yes, the levy amount is reduced a bit, but unless they get a legislative fix they will have to collect less in the future. In other word the levy amount is contrary to the law as reported in The Herald by Jerry Cornfield on Nov. 27. The objective of the school districts it to keep as much of the levy money as they can. This will possibly cause further compliance problems with the McCleary decision.
So, do not be misled by the Everett School District. Vote the levy down and force them to comply with the law and the McCleary decision. You will see a proper levy request in the fall and you can decide then to support it.