“Thurston County school districts use levies to maintain staff, programs”
- From Thurston County School Superintendents:
“Thurston County voters are receiving special election ballots from school districts seeking approval of local funding measures for students and schools.
“In the Feb. 11 election, all eight Thurston County school districts are seeking Educational Programs and Operations (EP&O) replacement levies to fund learning programs and student opportunities, maintain staffing levels, and ensure funding for day-to-day school needs such as textbooks and instructional materials. These levies are not new taxes — they all replace expiring local levies that voters approved in prior years.”
“Athletics: For Yelm Community Schools, in addition to funding the kinds of support staff listed above, the levy renewal funds $1.4 million for athletics – coaches, transportation and equipment. The state provides no funding for athletics.”
We urge you to learn more about each of our districts, our successes, and our funding needs. And we ask you all to please remember to turn in your ballots by Feb. 11!
Greg Woods, Griffin School District
Debra Clemens, North Thurston Public Schools
Patrick Murphy, Olympia School District
Bryon Bahr, Rainier School District
Kim Fry, Rochester School District
Joseph Belmonte, Tenino School District
Sean Dotson, Tumwater School District
Brian Wharton, Yelm Community Schools
Read more from Citizens in Support of Yelm Schools.