Please RENEW this essential Seattle Public Schools Operations Levy. Its passage is vital to the quality of education we are able to provide the more than 49,800 students currently enrolled – and the 7,000 additional students expected in the next ten years. A great city must have great public schools.
The Operations Levy replaces our current levy and provides every school with vital funding for day-to-day education needs that are not fully funded by the state. It accounts for 26% of the District’s operating budget. The Operations Levy helps pay for items such as teachers, a sixth period at high schools, supplies, bilingual and special education services, security, and student activities such as music and athletics. Without these funds, our children’s education will suffer – teachers and staff would be laid off, class sizes increased and important programs cut.
“Please vote to renew this levy! Without these resources it is hard to imagine how teachers can do their jobs. Thank you.” Carrie Kazala (Teacher, Eckstein Middle School)
This levy is not a new tax. It replaces the expiring Operations Levy. Please vote to renew our commitment to Seattle’s children.
Renewing the Operations Levy is critical to ensuring a quality education for our kids. It provides over 25% of the funds needed to operate our schools – money that benefits every one of our students and that the state does not provide.
The Con statement is incorrect. The separate Capital Levy will replace the Arbor Heights building and reduce the maintenance backlog.
We cannot have a great city without great schools. Vote YES on Proposition 1.
Statement submitted by: Norm Rice, Lauren McGuire and Jeff Clark; email@example.com