It’s about fairness to our local schools

On behalf of the Arlington School District Board of Directors, I am writing this letter in support of EHJR 4204, a simple majority for our local schools.

This is a non-partisan issue — it is about fairness to our schools. All six of Washington’s past governors, from both parties, have endorsed 4204; so have 14 out of Washington’s 15 major newspapers. The Spokesman Review says, “It’s time to eliminate the supermajority requirement vote for school levies. When levies fail, it’s children who pay the price as teachers are laid off and school sports and music programs are disbanded.”

The Seattle Post Intelligencer states, “As we have said before, education deserves fairness, no more or less.”

Our own local Herald says “School levies are about our community’s future, our kids. If a majority says yes, that should be the final word.”

We agree with these editorial boards and our former governors. We believe strong schools are good for the economy, good for the community, and good for our country. Please join us in voting to approve EHJR 4204.

Kay Duskin

President

Arlington School District Board of Directors

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