Ballots for the 2022 Seattle Public Schools (SPS) Capital Levy are due tomorrow, Tuesday, February 8th. To be accepted, they must postmarked or deposited in a dropbox by that date.
Tacoma Public Schools also has a public school levy with ballots due on the 8th as well, and according to a local source, it’s more in peril than Seattle’s since Seattle voters have a history of passing school levies.
However, in both cases let’s not take the voters’ goodwill for granted. If you’re a registered voter in Seattle or Tacoma, make sure to vote yes on propositions 1 and 2. Voting yes helps ensure that elementary, middle, and high school students are able to learn in safe, healthy buildings and have access to support services and after-school programs. Seattle’s capital levy also includes $18 million for climate solutions, which is a first for the district.
To learn more about Seattle’s levy, be sure to check out the video released by 350 Seattle highlighting its key investments. You can also read more details about the levy on the SPS website.
To learn about Tacoma’s levy, check out an article providing an overview of the levy by Tacoma New Weekly or consult the district’s page for more specific details.
Let’s make sure our kids have access safe, healthy, and supportive public education.
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