Community Voices: Appreciation for your levy support

Well-written letters we receive about issues in our community will now be published under the category “Community Voices.” These are more than just comments because it allows MLTnews readers to direct the conversation and bring up topics we may not necessarily think of to cover. As always, feel free to sound off in the comments.

Voters throughout the Edmonds School District were asked on the Primary Election ballot to provide additional funding to support the 20,000 students attending our 33 schools and programs. Despite knowing how much the dollars are needed to maintain and prevent further, dramatic reductions to our classrooms, it was not an easy question to pose at this time.

Yet, during one of our country’s worst economic downturns in decades, a majority of voters elected to vote yes and further support all our students and their learning needs.

Serving the communities of Brier, Edmonds, Lynnwood, Mountlake Terrace, and Woodway, the Edmonds School District has a strong impact on south Snohomish County’s economy, housing values, and employment of many families. We know that not all communities were willing to provide additional support to their schools, so we thank you for your extraordinary commitment to the students and educators of the Edmonds School District

Our students’ success – with your continued support – is your success as well. Together, we are moving through this difficult time together and we would like to offer our sincerest appreciation.

Andy Simonsen
President – Citizens for Schools

Susan Phillips
President – Edmonds School District
Board of Directors

Andi Nofziger-Meadows
President – Edmonds Education Association

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