Initiative 728 will give the Everett School District an estimated $31.1 million in new funding over the next five years. As a busy parent of three children, I’m tired of hearing about higher standards for our students. I’m tired of overburdened teachers assigning more homework so our children will be able to perform at increasingly higher levels. Increased funding is the only way to increase student achievement.
Initiative 728 will reduce class sizes, increase per-student funding, improve teacher training, provide early childhood programs and support after school and summer school programs. Initiative 728 does not raise taxes. It is a widely supported initiative, which uses surplus money and lottery funds while leaving the emergency reserve fund intact. The initiative requires school districts to develop a plan with public input and to report annually to their communities on how the funds were used and what progress was made. More teachers, more attention, more money – this is how your child will achieve more! Please vote yes on I-728.
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