Editorial: Students deserve yes vote on school levies, bonds

Voters in each of the county’s 15 K-12 public school districts have a long track record of support when asked to approve the school levies that supplement what the state provides in the classroom. But there’s apprehension this year among parents, teachers, district officials and others that a one-year spike in property taxes this year … Continued

Why you ought to vote yes for Everett schools bond and levy

I would like to share a conversation my wife and I had over morning coffee: Hap: Have you filled out your ballot for the Everett Public Schools? Clay: I thought the state Legislature solved the school funding problem. Why do we need another levy and bond for local schools? Hap: The Washington Supreme Court told … Continued

Questions about Everett schools’ $330 million bond vote?

EVERETT — As voters consider bond requests from local districts totaling more than $700 million in school construction projects, officials are putting on events to answer questions. The Everett School District has scheduled an open house for 7 p.m. Tuesday at Penny Creek Elementary, 4117 132nd St. SE. Deputy Superintendent Joyce Stewart, Executive Director of … Continued

Editorial: Everett schools bond builds path toward careers

By The Herald Editorial Board More than construction of a fourth high school for a growing student population for the Everett School District, the $330.6 million bond the district is asking voters to approve in the Feb. 13 special election will fund construction and renovation that prepare all students for new pathways to college and the careers of … Continued

Costs in Everett schools bond comparable to similar projects

I urge voters in the Everett School District to approve the district’s upcoming levy and capital bond. Proposition 1 replaces the existing levy and will raise an average of $49 million each year for four years. This is required to make up the difference between the actual district operating expenses and the funding provided by … Continued

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Editorial: Students deserve yes vote on school levies, bonds

Voters in each of the county’s 15 K-12 public school districts have a long track record of support when asked to approve the school levies that supplement what the state provides in the classroom. But there’s apprehension this year among parents, teachers, district officials and others that a one-year spike in property taxes this year … Continued

Why you ought to vote yes for Everett schools bond and levy

I would like to share a conversation my wife and I had over morning coffee: Hap: Have you filled out your ballot for the Everett Public Schools? Clay: I thought the state Legislature solved the school funding problem. Why do we need another levy and bond for local schools? Hap: The Washington Supreme Court told … Continued

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