Voters need to pass bond issue for kids

Arlington did it! Lake Stevens did it! Snohomish did it, Marysville needs to do it!

With the fast growing population of Marysville and the predicted future growth, Marysville needs to be ready for the future expansion of its school enrollment. Our high school is overcrowded (2,600 enrolled) and that does not include the complete freshman class (some ninth grade students are at Marysville Junior High School). Marysville-Pilchuck High School is currently the second largest high school in the state! The elementary school facilities are in dire need of repairs with more than 117 portable classrooms. Marysville’s need for a second high school and an additional elementary school is paramount.

Being a concerned senior citizen of our great community, I know we need to look hard at the future education of our children. They are the future leaders of our community and country. We really need to look at the facilities these students are being educated in and support the May 17 bond issue – “Let’s bond together for children.”

R. Dean Ledford

Tulalip Tribal Elder

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