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Vote 'Yes' on April 26 to support Marysville schools

 


The Marysville School District’s April 26 bond measure is a fiscally responsible and equitable investment in the school buildings that contribute to our students’ academic success and benefit the Marysville-Tulalip economy.

Although our schools have been well-maintained over the years, aging classrooms and facilities must be upgraded since many do not meet 21st century standards. By investing in our schools today we are investing in the future of our community.

For two decades, I have been fortunate to work with and get to know firsthand many administrators, teachers, staff and students — in Career and Tech-Ed, Arts and Tech, ELL, M-PHS and MGHS, to name a few. Their commitment to students is palpable. Recent School Administrations have made cost-efficient and smart choices not only in new school construction, but how new infrastructure and programs are used to enhance learning.

A diverse Citizens Advisory Committee worked more than a year to develop a solid bond package, assisted by an Administration that has been accessible, transparent and accountable throughout the process (e.g., community surveys, public meetings, online discussion about district facilities, open houses, school tours, etc.).

For voters, all the bond information you need is available online if you don’t mind doing a little “keyword search” homework. Start with http://www.yesmarysvilleschools.org.

Schools are the most important assets in our community. Quality schools improve student achievement, prepare children for a productive future, increase property values, raise our community’s reputation, and contribute to the economic prosperity that we want for Marysville and Tulalip. I’m voting “yes.”

Doug Buell

Marysville

 

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