Many school levies are coming up for a vote, and Lake Stevens is no exception. As a taxpayer in the district who cares deeply for our citizens and our community, I urge everyone within the district to vote yes to both issues, which are simply a continuation of funding that is expiring this year. While I no longer have children attending the schools, we all benefit from a better-educated citizenry.
The Educational Programs and Operations Levy is nothing new. We have been supporting this for years and years, which is one of the reasons our schools are so highly rated in the state. Without this funding, the district would need to cut some highly needed programs and possibly lay off staff. The last time we approved this levy was in 2018.
The Technology Levy is used to fund technology needed throughout the schools. While I’m not a big fan of Chromebooks, they have been widely used amongst the students for their regular work, which helps cut down on tons of paper assignments and printing of school books. I know we all love our trees, and using technology instead of cutting them down is certainly a benefit to everyone.
Please vote yes for schools and return your ballot to the local drop-box by 8pm on Feb 8.