Ron Friesen, a retired Marysville School District band teacher, first moved to Marysville in 1975. At the time, Marysville School District was in rough shape, and Friesen and his wife planned to move away when they had children.
But after years of support by the community and the passing of levies and bonds, the School District rebounded.
“Strong schools sustain a strong community,” says Friesen as he rallies support for the Feb. 14, levy. Friesen and other concerned citizens have joined together in a nonprofit called Best Schools Marysville. Their goal is to build a better Marysville and help pass the Educational Programs and Operations Levy on Feb. 14, 2023.
Cindy Gobel, committee chair of Best Schools Marysville, stresses the importance for a yes vote. “If the community doesn’t support the levy, eventually OSPI steps in and the School District could become insolvent. There is a lot at stake for our children and families that call Marysville home,” Gobel says.
Friesen alongside teachers, business owners, city leadership, parents and volunteers know that having the best schools will build the best community. Best Schools Marysville supports passing levies and bonds to create a strong economic foundation that further develops the city of Marysville.
Feb. 14, vote yes! Support Best Schools Marysville.
Kickstart the cause Jan. 5!
Best Schools Marysville is hosting a kickoff event and fundraiser Jan. 5 at the Marysville Historic Society Museum (6805 Armar Rd.) from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Learn more about the levy, meet like-minded neighbors and find out how you can help.
- Information: State representative Julio Cortes, Mayor Jon Nehring and Marysville School District alumni Emily Wicks will speak to the importance of the levy.
- Fundraise: Your donations help raise awareness, print materials and pass this important levy.
- Spread the word: Pick up a lawn sign to show your support for the levy.
- Join the team: Volunteers are always welcome! Contact email@example.com to find out how you can help pass the school levy on Feb. 14.
“Wishing and wanting the levy to pass aren’t enough. We need voters to show up and show support for our students and community,” Gobel says.
Paid for by Best Schools Marysville PO Box 71 Marysville, WA 98270