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Vote yes on school levies

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As the parent of two children that attend West Valley Schools, I strongly support the two levies the district has asked voters to consider this February, and I urge other WV voters to vote yes on both levies.

It is no secret the state doesn’t fully fund education and that school districts rely on local dollars to offer not only the things considered to be extra, but also some things that are the basics of a quality education.

WV has done an excellent job of utilizing it local dollars. I am in awe of the wonderful education my children and their peers are receiving. Not only are they learning reading, writing and math, but they are also learning the importance of citizenship and strong character.

This can only happen with quality teachers, reasonable class sizes, rigorous curriculum, and robust extra-curricular programs. I am confident my children will exit West Valley schools fully prepared to take their next steps in the world and to become contributing members of society.

Even if you don’t have children in school, you do have a vested interest in seeing our WV children succeed because they are the workers, leaders and decision makers of tomorrow.

I feel so fortunate to live in a community that has a strong history of supporting education. Please join me in voting yes to allow West Valley to continue doing the great things it does for all of our children. … providing a quality education.

Michelle Powers

Spokane

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