Photo courtesy Citizens for Support of Yelm Schools
From Citizens for Support of Yelm Schools:
A few important messages regarding the upcoming Yelm Community Schools Educational Programs, Maintenance & Operation REPLACEMENT LEVY election:
– Ballots should be arriving in your mailbox this Saturday or the first of next week. Please remember to support Yelm students and vote YES!
– Many of you have asked to help with the election. There is a sign waving opportunity this Saturday, January 28 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at any of the major intersections in Yelm or McKenna. Please feel free to join any of our groups.
– If you are not currently registered to vote in Washington State you have 12 days to register to be eligible to vote in the February 14, 2012 Special Election. Contact the Thurston County or Pierce County auditors office for more details.
Thank you for your continued support for Yelm students!
The Olympian has this terrific Op-Ed posted January 22nd:
“Schools will be in worse position without passage of funding measures”
” Yelm Community Schools has a four-year, $39.8 million levy that covers 18 percent of its school district budget. The estimated tax rate, which assumes a slow increase in property values in the four years ahead, would be $3.71 per $1,000 in 2013, rising to $3.92 per $1,000 in 2016.
If the levy doesnt pass, the school district will have to cut some $11 million from its school programs, which were trimmed by $1.1 million in 2009 because of state budget cuts.”
“A classroom assistant in Yelm makes $900 per month and pays $750 per month in insurance.”
Read more from the Marysville Globe.