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    Juneau's Journal Feb. 15
    Posted on 02/15/2019

    Thank You Seattle Voters

    I would like to extend my thanks to the Seattle community and voters for their continued support of Seattle Public Schools students, staff, and schools this Tuesday in the special elections. Both the Educational Programs & Operations levy and the Building Excellence V Capital levy passed by significant margins and approval rates continue to climb.

    These two levy replacements will help fund critical day-to-day operations for Seattle Public Schools, including additional staff, textbooks and materials, support for special education; as well as rebuild eight aging schools, improve safety and security, increase technology access, and add capacity across our district.

    The work of renewing levies truly takes a community. I want to share my appreciation to staff for developing levy measures that provide our students with educational opportunities districtwide and help bridge the gap between what the state funds for education and what our students need. I’d also like to thank Schools First volunteers for their time to help ensure our community understood the importance of replacing these levies and renewing their commitments to our schools.

    By once again approving district levies, the Seattle community has reaffirmed that public education is a top priority. We continue to work together to make sure every student has what they need for college, career, and community participation. To find out more about the district levies and next steps visit the levies webpage.

     

     

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