Everett School District deserving of support for levies

As a graduate of Everett Public Schools and a parent of three graduates as well as having served eight years on the Everett School Board, I’ve seen the inner workings of our school district. As the director of a nonprofit providing housing and training programs in Everett, I witnessed the district serving vulnerable populations. I can attest to the quality of this education program.

From all of these vantage points and experiences I’ve seen the dedication of our school leaders and teachers and witnessed the integrity of this outstanding team. I know the data on student achievement. The outcomes are unparalleled in our area. Businesses move to Everett and stay because of our school system and thereby enhance our economic well-being by providing jobs to our citizens. We have a great public school district, which has been possible because we have an amazing and supportive community.

To continue this legacy of support, it is critical that we vote yes to renew the Educational Programs and Operations levy, which funds the many instructional programs not funded by the state. It is also essential to vote yes on the Capital Levy to keep student technology current and for essential building renovations for our many schools. In order to thrive, our community needs quality schools. Our families and our students will thrive through our support of these levies.

Ed Petersen

Everett

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