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Vote 'Yes' to support our children


January 31, 2018 | View PDF

In 1977 the legislature was directed by the courts to identify and fully fund basic education. Now, 41 years later the legislature still is not adequately funding the education every child in the state deserves.

This is why our schools must depend on additional local monies for adequate funding.

I am a senior with a fixed income. And for almost 60 years now I have supported our schools in the dedicated efforts to make sure the children of our community have the resources necessary to enter the workforce and qualify of living-wage jobs.

The current proposal is not new taxes … it replaced the levy we approved in 2014. And as I understand it, this proposal on the February 13 ballot is projected to decrease by .74 cents per thousand assessed valuation over the next four years. Additionally, this new levy is .42 cents less per thousand assessed valuation than the one we are replacing.

It is apparent to this senior citizen that our school administrators, teachers, staff and board members are committed to making sure every local dollar we spend to educate our children is spent very wisely.

I am supporting this ballot issue and encourage all Marysville citizens to also support this for our children.

Don Wlazlak



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