Vote to fund Mukilteo schools | Letter

Jan 08, 2014

Editor, The Beacon:

Two measures of critical importance will be voted upon on Feb. 11, and I urge each of you to familiarize yourselves with these and vote “Yes” for the continued excellence of education that Mukilteo has become known for.

We have reached a crossroad where the quality and reputation of our schools could be in jeopardy if both of these propositions are not approved.

Proposition No. 1 renews an Educational Maintenance and Operations Levy that will expire at the end of 2014.  This is not a new tax but asks the voters to renew this levy for an additional levy beginning in 2015.

Proposition No. 2 approves a $119.2 million bond measure that would finance the construction of new school buildings and make other facility, technology and security improvements.

Since moving into town in 1998, this school system has impressed me with its fiscal as well as academic attention to detail.  If you compare expenses incurred with neighboring systems, we have always been one of the most conservative spenders.

As a senior citizen, I am concerned with my monthly expenses rising, but if we wish to downsize and sell our homes, we must keep our schools in a highly competitive position so that newcomers are willing to purchase them for their young families.

Everything you need to know can be accessed by going online at

www.mukilteo.wednet.edu/departments/pr/info/ballot/index.htm and www.yes4mukilteokids.org.

Sincerely,

Dana Ruth Wilber,

Mukilteo

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