Vote! Two school levies on February special election ballot

January 24, 2016 | by Erin Sirianni

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keep-mi-schools-strong-logo (1)Don’t forget to vote! Ballots have arrived in mailboxes for the Feb. 9, 2016 special election.

Two school levy renewals are on the ballot that will provide funding for critical capital improvements to protect our community’s investments in our schools, new technology, and transportation for students.

These are renewals of current levies and will not change the current levy assessment rate.

The Capital Projects Levy will ensure that our schools continue to have high-quality educational and recreational facilities. Renovations and improvements will be made to school roofs, building systems, classrooms, athletic fields, and other needs. Because Washington State does not fund technology, local levy support is also needed to offer students computer equipment, classroom training, and access to online resources.

The Transportation Vehicle Levy allows the district to provide safe transportation for students by replacing school buses at the end of their serviceable life and buying additional buses to transport students to and from school.

For more information, visit:
Keep Mercer Island Schools Strong [Advocacy page with additional levy information]
MISD places two levy issues on special election ballot [MI Reporter]