The Peninsula School District is running two levies in February. As a retired high school counselor and current volunteer with AVID students, I hope I can count on your yes vote for both. These levies will fund essential programs for our kids and safety and security projects that the state does not fund. Under these two proposed measures, our total local school tax rate is still estimated to decrease.
Access to technology is essential for our students and school safety and security must be beefed up. We hear about school shootings around the country almost every week and pray that horror does not visit our community. We also hear about student suicides, which have happened and do happen right here. When I learn of those things, I cringe. Support needs to be increased, not cut back as would happen with a levy failure.
All of us want the best for our kids and our grandkids. Providing a solid school experience is an essential ingredient. I urge you to watch for the levy ballot in the mail in late January and mark it Yes for both levies. What a great Valentine’s Day gift it will be to our community to pass this pair of school levies on Feb. 14.
Marsha Williams, Wauna
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