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Seattle schools have been chronically underfunded for years, and with our explosive population growth, the schools are virtually bursting at the seams. There is a significant need for more funding. The money would go towards replacing or modernizing eight schools, among other things.
Unfortunately it is another property tax, and pressure really, really needs to be put on our legislators to find other funding sources that do not make housing ever more expensive, but at the current time this is what is on the table and the schools do need it. So my recommendation is to vote yes.
Ballots are due this Tuesday, February 12th by 8pm.
Keep in mind that with the snow, mail service, etc. may be delayed. There is a drop box just east of the Gasworks Park parking lot, so if you’re heading to kite hill to go sledding, drop off your ballot on the way! For a list of other drop boxes, click this link. If you chose to mail in your ballot, no stamp is required, but you may want to check that the mail has been picked up in time given the weather.
If you would like more information on both the pros and cons of the school levy, listen to my absolute favorite podcast that reports weekly on the local and national news, Eat the Airwaves (2/2/19 episode). Or visit the Seattle Public Schools website to read about the details. And of