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Vote YES on schools levy


“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

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Posted by Steve on January 31, 2020 at 12:05 am | Permalink

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  1. I urge you to vote no on this levy! More money does not make up for fiscal irresponsibility. Yelm schools are wasting and misusing the tax dollars they receive. Look at our new middle school. The athletic fields are way over the top for the physical activity our youth needs to be healthy. No consideration was even given to the funds required to maintain the sports fields. After School sports programs need to be funded by the parents of the participants. After School sports have nothing to do with an education.The building it’s self was not built to last. It should have been built with a metal roof that would last for years. Instead they used composite shingles that won’t withstand the weather in our area. Every year we pay more tax dollars and the actual academic achievement of our youth fails to improve. I have lived here for over 30 years and am tired of paying for a failing system.

    Comment by Corey Burke on January 18, 2024 at 7:58 am

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