Yes vote for Lakewood school levies helps student, community

  • Thursday, January 30, 2020 1:30am
  • Opinion

I am a mother of two children in the Lakewood School District and I am asking Lakewood voters to join me in voting yes on both replacement levies that will be on the Feb. 11 ballot.

The Replacement Levy for Educational Programs and Operations funds extra-curricular activities for students, curriculum resources, staff development, facilities upkeep and mental health services. The Replacement Levy for Technology and Capital Improvements funds instructional technology and capital projects; computers for students and staff, instructional software licenses, wi-fi infrastructure upgrades, security systems, heating and cooling systems.

When we pass school levies, we send a message that this is a good place for families. Passing levies tell schools that we see their value and that value is reciprocated through our children’s learning experience. Our school board and leadership have demonstrated their ability to be fiscally responsible and make positive changes with our investment. Look at our beautiful new high school!

Even if you don’t have children in Lakewood Schools, the ripple effect of a strong school district can mean the improvement of housing values, lower crime rates, and higher achieving citizens that can contribute to the success of their community.

Our schools are exceptional, the investment and emphasis to keep our schools strong will create positive momentum for our future. I’m proud to have my children go to Lakewood. I encourage you to vote yes for Lakewood School District’s upcoming levies Feb. 11.

Marissa Schroeder

Arlington

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