Marysville school levy will bring back lower class sizes

I teach in the Marysville School District. Our schools need your support!

The levy helps fund teachers and support staff. Washington voters supported lower class sizes. However, the state isn’t funding lower class sizes, the levy does. With the recent double levy failure class sizes this year have exploded, especially in the critical K-3 classes. Marysville students deserve the best educational experience. Students had 1 ½ years of interrupted schooling and they need and deserve as much support as they can get. It is much more difficult to give them the attention they deserve in a class with 27 to 30 students.

The levy also pays for critical support staff. Currently our school has one recess teacher watching 80 kids at recess instead of two It also supports staff who work with struggling students. If this doesn’t convince you, the levy also pays for sports, safety, technology, training for staff, and curriculum and supplies.

Our school district cannot compete with others in the community if we are not able to update curriculum, pay for supplies, keep staff up to date with the most recent training and pay for sports. If the levy fails again all of these things will go away and the school district will go bankrupt. The state will take over the school, and the community will not have a say in how it is run. Please our schools need your support. Please come out and vote at the upcoming election and vote yes!

Lindsay Squires


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