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TIME FOR THE GLOVES TO COME OF OFF –
FOR YELM SCHOOLS REPLACEMENT LEVY


Photo courtesy Citizens for Support of Yelm Schools

From Citizens for Support of Yelm Schools:

Tonight is the Replacement Levy Campaign Kick-Off Meeting
January 10 at 5 p.m. at Prairie Hotel
Levy promotional materials will be available come and get a yard sign, buttons, stickers and a
VOTE YES for SCHOOLS t-shirt!

Quality Schools = Strong Communities!

Yelm Community Schools will be placing a Educational Programs, Maintenance & Operations Replacement Levy on the ballot on February 14, 2012.

Replacement Levy Facts:

– This levy will replace the levy about to expire in 2012. It is NOT a new tax.
– Levy dollars help bridge the growing gap between what the state provides and what it actually costs to educate our students.
– The 2012 replacement Levy will make up 18% of the district’s operating budget.
– This levy is needed to maintain current essential programs.
– The levy is also needed to supplement lost funding for all-day kindergarten. Research clearly shows how all-day kindergarten benefits children, especially from lower income households, giving them a chance to even the playing field with more affluent students.
– Every school in our district receives levy dollars to support student learning.
– The levy helps pay for classroom teachers and student programs, Special Education and much more.
– If the levy does not pass, the district will have to cut approximately $11 million from programs.

This replacement levy is critical for all 5,485 of Yelm’s students.
We encourage you to support our students and vote YES on Feb. 14.

If you would like more information or to help with the campaign, please go to the Citizens for Support of Yelm Schools website or our Facebook page.

Thank you!

Citizens for Support of Yelm Schools

A committee supporting the future of Yelm’s students!

Contact Info:

Email: citizens4yelmschools@gmail.com

Website:https://sites.google.com/site/yelmreplacementlevy/

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Citizens-for-Support-of-Yelm-Schools/169943936431599

Superintendent Andy Wolf is the featured speaker today presenting his State of the School address to the Yelm Chamber of Commerce.

Replacement Levy for Educational Programs, Maintenance and Operations Explanation
Read more from the full report.

Top 10 Levy Facts
Read more form the full report.

– Join Yelm Community Schools Superintendent Andy Wolf for his last community conversation to learn more about our schools. This is your chance to ask questions and share ideas about the upcoming levy or how to get involved and help improve student learning and success in our schools!
Everyone is welcome! Reservations are NOT required.
January 18, 2012 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Lackamas Elementary 16240 Bald Hill Rd SE in Yelm.
Read more

HOW CAN YOU HELP?
Endorsement Request:
We need your help! As part of the Citizens for Support of Yelm Schools levy campaign we are asking for people who would be willing to let us use their name in advertisements supporting the levy. Please email our citizens group (citizens4yelmschools@gmail.com) with your name and permission to use your name in our endorsement literature. Thanks for your support!

Posted by Steve on January 10, 2012 at 5:29 am | Permalink

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