Edmonds school levy will fund needed maintenance, improvement

Our schools are relying on our support of the Edmonds School District capital levy for regular maintenance and upkeep. The last bond for building replacement failed but the need to maintain the existing schools has never stopped. The capital levy will be funding capacity challenges: aging buildings; making necessary improvements, like new roofs and boilers; and providing more security and safety technology for all of our students in the school district. Did you know most of the elementary schools in the district are 50 to 60 years old!

As a former school board member, I saw firsthand the need for ongoing support for the maintenance and upkeep of the district buildings. This levy specifically addresses seven schools in Edmonds that have targeted improvement/maintenance projects. The student population is growing, closed school buildings are being re-opened and portable classrooms are being used on many school properties.

It’s great to see that Edmonds is attracting young families, which is a fairly recent occurrence. The Edmonds School District will be re-opening Woodway Elementary as a “kindergarten campus” with 20 new classrooms. Although, this re-opening will not be a part of this levy, it’s very encouraging to see more families in our area.

I encourage you to join me in voting yes for the capital levy. For more information about the levy, go to tinyurl.com/EdmondsCapLevy.

Susan Paine


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