Everyone benefits from school support; vote for Marysville levy

I live and work in the Marysville School District. I love living in Marysville, where I raised my kids. I care deeply about the community and its future. I also teach for the Marysville School District, and I want to support the upcoming levy election. I want to talk to your readers who want to vote no.

Type the question, “How are real estate values affected by school districts?” into an internet search. A lot of data says roughly the same thing: better schools mean higher real estate values. Higher real estate values are good for the community, good for businesses, fire, and police departments.

Let me also remind those who still want to vote no because you don’t see how supporting the levy is beneficial to you. Consider this: Without community support, the schools will suffer. Local businesses will feel the impact, and there will be fewer jobs than there would be in a thriving community that supports its schools. Since the schools are a part of the community, the community will share in the suffering.

Not to mention how much students will feel the impacts of another levy failure in Marysville. The levy supports areas directly tied to students: learning, achievement, health and safety, sports and school activities. Until the state creates a better funding model for its public schools, Marysville students need you to vote yes! Please vote yes when you receive your ballot on or before Feb. 14.

Amy Andrews


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