Everyone in Marysville got a ballot in the mail this week to vote on two educational levies for the Marysville School District. Approval of these will ensure students have enough teachers and aides to reduce and maintain smaller class sizes. It will also employ the nurses, counselors, librarians and support staff that help reinforce the health and safety of our students. Renewal of the levies ensures we can continue to fund programs for students with special needs, and support the arts, music, athletics and extra-curricular programs.
The one that hits home for me is the renewal of the Technology and Capital Projects Levy. This will improve much needed buildings and facilities by addressing the most pressing facility retrofits and replacement needs over the next five years, and it will continue to provide students, families and the community with 21st Century technology resources, and Free 24/7 Wi-Fi access across the district.
At the end of the day, the annual taxes are less than previous levels, 42 cents less per $1,000. As a Marysville grad, who relocated back here because I care deeply about the community and schools, I urge you to renew these levies.
Danna Watson (Gibson)