January 8, 2009 in Washington Voices



Vote ‘yes’ for CVSD levy

I am a parent of four children in the Central Valley School District. I have been actively involved as a parent-volunteer for 11 years.

I can honestly say we have a good school district. I am asking you to vote “Yes” to a three-year School Programs and Operations Replacement Levy on the Feb. 3 ballot. It is not a new tax. And the proposed renewed replacement levy tax rate is lower than the tax rate of the current levy.

Did you know the levy provides nearly 20 percent of the district’s day-to-day operating budget not funded by state and federal dollars? If the levy fails, there will be a reduction in teachers and staff, textbooks, technology and extracurricular activities such as music, drama, debate and athletics. Plus, classroom size will increase.

The impact of a failed levy would be devastating for our children, schools and local economy. Our children are our future, and to receive the continued quality education CVSD provides, the levy must pass. I urge you to vote “Yes” for the Central Valley replacement levy on Feb. 3.

For more information, call 228-5405 or go to www.cvsd.org.

Jessie McDonald

Spokane Valley

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