Whether you have children in the Everett Public Schools, are financially secure or poor, are retired, are a business owner or unemployed, the Everett School District’s 2014 bond and levy are critical to your future and the future of our community. This is especially true in south Snohomish County where every few months, we notice the ride from our home in the mornings to the freeway is a bit slower. We recognize this means the economy is growing and more of us are going to work each day. It also means the developers are back in business, homes are selling and the number of students in our school system is growing. If we are to maintain the quality of education that has put Everett Public Schools on the map and made Snohomish County a place where companies like Boeing, Providence and Swedish hospitals, Everett Clinic and other significant businesses find employees with the right education and skills to thrive, then we need a strong educational system. Only with a strong educational system and thriving businesses can we be assured of a flourishing economy, stable property values and jobs that pay a living wage.
Marcella and I have not always been fans of the Everett Public Schools. In fact, almost 10 years ago our disappointment in the school system motivated us to move our son to a private school. Despite this, we believed then, as we do now, that a healthy local public school system ensures a healthy community. EPS has made exceptional progress in the last five years; let’s keep it going. To continue that progress and to accommodate the community’s growth, we need you to join us in supporting the 2014 bond and levy. It is important to all of us.
Bill and Marcella F. Reed