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Taxes won’t go up

The Spokesman-Review

As a teacher employed with Spokane Public Schools, I have seen firsthand the many benefits of the money we receive from the bond and levy.

Renovating, modernizing or replacing schools – as the bond will allow – provides a safe, welcoming environment for students. When students are excited about coming to school and enjoy being there, they can truly succeed.

The levy is not a new tax. It is money we have already given to support our kids. This is simply a three-year renewal of the levy that we voted for in 2006. In fact, the levy tax rate, currently $3.75 per $1,000 of assessed value, is expected to decrease over the next few years. It may go as low as $3.49. I ask you to remember the great programs and teachers it helps to support. Our kids deserve supplies, curriculum and staff that will prepare them for the world and a community that cares about their future.

Please vote yes for kids by March 10.

Lindsay Clairmont

Spokane


 

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